Bank of Maldives continues its annual wheelchair donation program targeted for people with mobility impairments across the Maldives with a donation of an additional 30 wheelchairs this year. With this donation, the program which began in 2017 has now seen the successful delivery of over 230 wheelchairs to over 90 islands.
Bank of Maldives CEO, Karl Stumke commented, “We are incredibly pleased to be able to make a difference in improving the lives of so many individuals and their families. The wheelchair donation program has been instrumental in enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities and is a proud investment we make in the communities we serve. I would like to express my sincere thanks to our staff for their commitment in delivering the wheelchairs across the nation.”
In addition to the motorized wheelchairs for individuals who are able to independently operate the chairs, the Bank has this year added special manual wheelchairs to its donation for children and adults who are dependent on others to get around.
The Bank continues to support people with disabilities through various programs. The Bank is currently running a project for the refurbishment and upgrading of Home for People with Special Needs (HPSN) in K. Guraidhoo, and this year, it has partnered with Maldives Association of Persons with Disabilities (MAPD) and Maldives Deaf Association to carry out their annual programs.