The donation ceremony was graced by the presence of the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions, Mrs Sheila Bappoo, and the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Li Li.
According to the Minister, this donation of wheelchairs will bring immeasurable happiness to many disabled persons and their families. In a bid to empower families of disabled persons, Mrs Bappoo announced the setting up of a Parents’ Empowerment Programme by the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions. She also requested the support of China in the setting up of a university for the elderly.
For his part, Mr Li Li, stated that he expected the 121 wheelchairs donated today will serve the purpose and fulfill the basic needs of the beneficiaries and improve their living conditions.
Source : Republic of Mauritius , 27th May 2014