Kigali, 23rd December 2016 – RwandAir cooperated with Airbus Foundation and Aviation Sans Frontières to deliver humanitarian goods to Rwanda. The goods weighing 1.2 tons were to be donated during this Christmas festive season.
They include clothes, toys and medical supplies, including support equipment such as wheelchairs and canes for women, men and children, and were given to “Izere Mubyeyi” a Kigali based NGO which specializes on intellectually and physically disabled children and youth.
As part of RwandAir’s social responsibility strategy, the airline continues to participate in economic, social and environmental development initiatives in the various markets it serves.
“As the national carrier of the Rwanda, we are not only focusing on our growth but also
contributing more to our community. This partnership has helped us bring joy and love in the hearts of Rwandan children and their families during this festive season” said John Mirenge, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer.
Izere Mubyeyi has continuously sensitized the community on the rights of children and youth with intellectual disabilities and has tremendously contributed for over a decade to the education, physical and psychological recovery of these children. The NGO’s center takes care of 122 children between the ages of one and twenty seven years old.
“We are extremely grateful to RwandAir and partners for this noble initiative in offering
support to children and youth with intellectual and physical disabilities. May God Bless you
abundantly!” said Agnes Mukashyaka, the Coordinator of Izere Mubyeyi