Continental Sime Tyre (CST) does its part for society

Published on October 2nd, 2009

As part of its continuous efforts to provide assistance to the community at large, Continental Sime Tyre (CST) recently sponsored 16 pieces of brand new Continental tyres to the Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC), an organization established by the physically challenged for those with physical disability or impairment.

Independent Living & Training Centre (ILTC) is a charitable organization, which was formed by the disabled and for the disabled, to provide free services for their members who are living throughout the country. These services are carried out with the main objective to teach, guide and assist disabled members to lead an independent life and face daily challenges with self-confidence and esteem.

The Services provided by ILTC are as follows:

  • Counseling and personal motivation
  • Disability information and advice
  • Computer training
  • Self development programs
  • Technical assistance and training
  • Handicraft and sewing classes
  • Motivation
  • Job identification and placement

Through these programs they have achieved numerous successes. Many disabled members have gained confidence and technical knowledge and thus far, 32 have been successfully employed.

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They also emphasize in educating the immediate family members of the disabled, the manner in handling and caring for a disabled person at home. These services are currently provided free to more than 160 non-resident trainees whom they are assisting to lead an independent life. Besides the regular training programs, they also provide food and lodging to 15 resident-trainees.

The tyres were specially selected to suit the requirements of the vehicles that are used at ILTC. Four tyres of each models 175/70R13 ComfortContact – 1 and 195/55R15 ComfortContact – 1 as well as eight tyres of 205/75R14 CV22 were given to the organization to be fitted to their vehicles to provide more comfortable rides for their passengers.

For further information, head over to Continental.

text: Azdee Amir  pix: Continental

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