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Empowering people living with spinal
“For those with disabilities such as quadriplegia, the ability
to decide who gives you a shower, gets you dressed
and takes you to class or work is the ultimate freedom…,”
reads a tribute by Jonathan Muthubi, a former
CEO of The Cluster Foundation (TCF).
This statement mirrors TCF’s purpose. Established in
2006, TCF purposes to improve the quality of life for
young people affected by spinal cord injuries through its
‘I CAN Experience’ program. This is by empowering them
to be active, independent and self-sufficient participants
in the society.
“The program works towards ensuring that every person
with paralysis has a strong purpose in life,” explains Njoki
Mwangi a TCF trustee. “They start by doing small things, which snowball over time until that time one is independent
and ready to do what they considered impossible and that, to many, is getting back into action.”
The program includes social reconstruction and special
needs of people living with paralysis as well as the attitudes
of the society towards them. Adventurous and fun activities
that provide key opportunities for having a strong purpose
in life are conducted. Sports like horse riding, swimming
and expeditions are some of the activities organized
every month, to empower paraplegics and quadriplegics to demonstrate that anything is possible despite paralysis.
These are funded by revenue from sale of old newspapers and supplemented by sponsors and supporters.
ABC Bank is one of TCF supporters, and donates old newspapers every month to the organization, for this purpose.
“It is our intention as a Bank to support members of the society challenged in various ways, and therefore
causes like what TCF has taken up are close to our hearts,” says Deviinder Gupta, ABC Bank Group CEO.
“ABC Bank has been a valuable supporter of TCF, keen to understand and support our operations. We look forward
to working together to make an impact,” said Njoki. Get involved today. Talk2us@abcthebank.com