DELTA Corporation has donated equipment worth US$10 000 to Dorothy Duncan Centre for the Blind.
The equipment includes laptops, smartphones, headphones and binding machines to support the visually-impaired in the growing digital economy, in response to students’ request for help.
The donation was made possible with the help of the Rotary Club.
Delta Corporation general manager, corporate affairs, Patricia Murambinda, said they supported “diversity, equity and inclusion”.
“As a corporate, we remain committed to doing good in the communities we are in. This is a very key donation for us because we support diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Murambinda.
“We have learnt that most of these people being taken care of at the centre lost their sight along the way and eventually became blind.
“We imagined how life can be very difficult for them and brought the help.
“It is also important for us to come back into the community that we do business in and offer such help. We hope the donation will go a long way in assisting the institution and the students themselves to better their lives.”
The centre’s director, Anderson Robertson, said that the donation came at the right time for their expansion into accommodating a new intake of students. We pride ourselves in training visually impaired people, transforming them into professionals, but we couldn’t do more because of limited resources.
“The donation by Delta Corporation is timely because we are looking to welcome a new intake and the equipment will help us achieve our goals.
“We look forward to training more people who will go back into society as professionals despite being visually impaired,” said Robertson.
The institution offers various courses and has the capacity to train only eight students per intake since each student requires specialised attention.