Lilongwe district commissioner Lawford Palani has commended Miral Welfare Foundation for promoting the welfare of persons with disabilities in the district.
He said this on Saturday when the organisation hosted council members to appreciate some of the interventions it is implementing in uplifting the lives of persons with disabilities in Traditional Authority Mazengera.
Palani thanked the foundation for its transparency and accountability.
“The foundation is empowering persons with disabilities with vocational and entrepreneurship skills,” he said.
The organisation’s board chairperson Collins Kajawa, who is also Lilongwe Mpenu Nkhoma legislator, said they want people to realise that persons with disabilities have similar potential like everyone else.
“There is no limit to what everyone, including persons with disabilities, can achieve; hence, empowering persons with disabilities,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Jenifer Sunuwale, said she acquired vocational skills that will help her generate income.
She also said the foundation helped her with a bicycle which has eased her mobility challenges.
Miral Welfare Foundation managing director Silvia Kang said they constructed a community advocacy centre to engage persons with disabilities.
“We provide community-based inclusive childcare services and support farm clubs for households with persons with disabilities,” she said.