Swift Officially Begins 75th Anniversary National Wheelchair Donations

By Swift Transport Zimbabwe

Swift, the country’s leading logistics company, has officially launched the “Together In Motion” campaign – a Corporate Social Responsibility programme centred on its 75th anniversary. To mark the milestone, Swift will be giving away 75 wheelchairs across Zimbabwe. 

The campaign started on 12 August 2021 at Swift’s Harare depot and saw the Jairos Jiri Association receiving 10 wheelchairs. 

Over the next four months, the Together In Motion (TIM) campaign will hand over a total of 75 wheelchairs across the country’s 10 provinces. Swift has partnered with the Jairos Jiri Association, a leading institution working with people living with disabilities, which is assisting in identifying the recipients.

Speaking at the Harare hand-over ceremony on Thursday, Jairos Jiri’s Resource Mobilisation Executive, Grace Kamanga, said:

“The need to assist children with disabilities has been heightened in this difficult Covid-19 pandemic era. We had a specific challenge that some of our Grade 1 and Form 4 students had no wheelchairs and the timing of this donation could not have been more precise.”

Stella Jongwe, a Jairos Jiri student representative said:

“It is heart-warming that Swift continues to support us through many activities. I am  particularly elated with the wheelchair gesture as it really makes a huge difference when you have a disability.”

Rob Kuipers, Chief Executive Officer of Swift’s parent company, Unifreight Africa Ltd, said: 

“As a logistics company, enabling movement from point A to B is our highest priority. We looked at how we can be an agent of motion to some of our most disadvantaged community members and started with wheelchairs. We are rallying individuals and corporates to join this initiative across the nation.” 

“Swift Transport has been assisting with the distribution of wheelchairs throughout Zimbabwe for many decades, coming to the aid of numerous charities. Having seen the need first-hand as a company we wanted to contribute and give back to the communities that have always supported us” says Kerne Mackie, PR and Marketing Director for Unifreight Africa Limited.  

The initiative will also raise awareness for the plight of those individuals who require wheelchairs. 

About Swift

Swift Transport is Zimbabwe’s largest logistics company, established 75 years ago. It is a dynamic force in the world of road freight and distribution solutions. Swift has a well-established range of service offerings making it the go-to company for all transport solutions through its main brands – Swift Courier Express, Swift Freight, Swift Full loads and Swift Mutakuri. 

Donations 

Anyone who wishes to join the TIM initiative can get in touch with Lee Gibson, Marketing Manager for Unifreight Africa Limited.

For further information please contact:

Swift 

Marketing Manager 

Lee Gibson

Tel: +263 779088193

Images from Swift Transport

Originally published in the 6th Ndeipi Newsletter

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