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Mauritius Telecom, through its CSR entity, the Mauritius Telecom Foundation, has donated around sixty electric wheelchairs to people with physical disabilities. The donation was made at a ceremony organised jointly with the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity at Port Louis Town Hall on Thursday 30 November. The event was attended by the Minister responsible, Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, and the CEO of Mauritius Telecom, Kapil Reesaul.

MT distributed the wheelchairs to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons on 3 December. With this gesture, the company wanted to show its solidarity with these people with reduced mobility. This donation will enable them to be more independent.

Mauritius Telecom donates around 60 electric wheelchairs to people with physical disabilities

“A wheelchair allows people with disabilities to be more independent, to carry out their activities and lead a normal daily life. But a wheelchair costs money, which is why Mauritius Telecom is there to help these people and ease their burden”, said MT CEO Kapil Reesaul in his speech.

Kapil Reesaul also called for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of work: “We must not neglect them. We must allow them to have a job. It’s important because they are part of the Mauritian population”.

Mauritius Telecom donates around 60 electric wheelchairs to people with physical disabilities

He cited MT as an example. “Within the company, we have several employees with disabilities. And we have adapted our Telecom Tower in Port Louis and our building, my.t Tower in Ebène, to make them more accessible to these employees. This shows just how sensitive we are to this cause.

Minister Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo expressed her gratitude to MT for this initiative. “Thank you for this contribution! It shows that Mauritius Telecom is promoting the well-being of people with disabilities. Thanks to this generosity, Mauritius Telecom is improving the lives of our sisters and brothers who have difficulties in their everyday lives.” she said.

Mauritius Telecom donates around 60 electric wheelchairs to people with physical disabilities

Socially committed

More than just a telecoms operator making a major contribution to the development of the country’s ICT sector, Mauritius Telecom is a company fully aware of its social responsibility, committed to promoting the well-being of the Mauritian population.

Mauritius Telecom donates around 60 electric wheelchairs to people with physical disabilities

Indeed, Mauritius Telecom, through its foundation, is actively involved in social issues. Since it was set up in 2009, the MTF has invested some Rs346 million in various projects in areas such as ICT, education, sport, the environment and health.

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