In Africa, an estimated 60-80 million people are living with disabilities today¹. Most of these will be excluded from education and the workplace
BCT endeavours to support those of all ages whose physical disabilities restrict their movement, affect their ability to earn a living or become valued members of society. Specially designed tricycles provide a mode of transport for the physically disabled allowing them much sought after independence and an opportunity for self support.
In celebration of African Child Day, Beta Charitable Trust sponsored 3 tricycles for disabled children. These were handed over in Mwanza city, Tanzania and will significantly change the lives of these 3 children. The tricycles will enable freedom of movement and less dependency on others.
Since African Child Day Beta Charitable Trust have distributed a further 7 tricycles to people in need across Tanzania, including a man who has a street retail business. The tricycle has allowed him the mobility to move about and he has, therefore, been able to expand his business.
¹Health and Disability News and Statistics for Africa
How Can You Help?
Currently BCT aims to purchase 15 wheelchairs and 10 tricycles for those in need in Tanzania, this will help 25 people with life limiting disabilities improve their lives. Many people in the lake zone of Tanzania have applied for help and we would like to answer some of them, giving them a chance to learn, work and enjoy their lives more freely.
If you would like to give to help us provide this invaluable equipment then please click on the donate button above or go to the Get Involved page to see more ways to donate.