ICZ Donates Wheelchairs to St Giles Rehabilitation Centre

In a heartfelt event at St Giles Rehabilitation Centre, the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ) demonstrated its commitment to corporate social responsibility by donating wheelchairs and assistive devices. Dr. Grace Muradzikwa, IPEC Commissioner, highlighted the significance of the donation, emphasizing the empowerment it provides to road accident victims.

The donation event underscored ICZ’s history of impactful community support. Dr. Muradzikwa pointed out that over 40% of the insurance industry’s business is motor-related, leading to a deliberate focus on funding programs that promote road safety. The ICZ’s Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament played a key role in raising the necessary funds for this initiative.

ICZ’s charitable contributions extend beyond this recent donation. Over the years, ICZ has implemented numerous high-impact CSR projects. In 2014, the organization donated five fire trucks to the Fire Brigade. In 2019, ICZ provided relief to Cyclone Idai victims by donating 2,300 blankets and constructed essential facilities at Rutengeni Primary and Secondary School. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, ICZ donated 50,000 liters of fuel to the Civil Protection Unit and provided PPE and food hampers to Parirenyatwa Hospital employees. In 2022, ICZ donated state-of-the-art ambulances to the Ministry of Health and rehabilitated the Ruwa Hydrotherapy Pool.

Dr. Muradzikwa praised St Giles’ management and staff for their dedicated work despite limited resources. She expressed hope that the donated wheelchairs and assistive devices would significantly enhance the care and rehabilitation services provided to patients. She also encouraged other organizations to follow ICZ’s example and support St Giles and similar institutions.

The event celebrated not only the handover of much-needed equipment but also the continued commitment of ICZ to support and uplift the communities they serve. Dr. Muradzikwa concluded by acknowledging the ongoing journey of community support and empowerment, reaffirming the ICZ’s dedication to making a positive impact.

The donation marks another milestone in ICZ’s legacy of giving back, ensuring that road accident victims and other individuals in need receive the care and assistance they deserve. The collective efforts of ICZ and its stakeholders continue to play a crucial role in fostering a more supportive and inclusive society.

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