The Dr. Reginald Mengi Persons with Diasbilities Foundation was inaugurated by Hon. Kassim Majaliwa Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania, on the 26th September 2018. The Founder, Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi is a Tanzanian businessman, a philanthropist with deep passion for people with disabilities. For many years Dr. Mengi has contributed his time and resources to helping improve the lives of disadvantaged sections of society especially those with disabilities.
As a result, he has consistently participated in setting up development projects which focus on people with disabilities and has stood up to speak against discrimination and acts of violence which they face.
Though his media empire he played a significant role in creating public awareness of this atrocity and prompting the Government and other stakeholders to take an active role in addressing this matter.
During the luncheon event of 2018 Dr Reginald Mengi invited Honorable Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania as a guest of Honour. In his speech hecommended the establishment of a foundation for people with disabilities. Quoting him he said “Let’s honour Mengi with a Foundation for the needy, I recommend the setting up of a foundation specifically to coordinate and address challenges facing people with disabilities in Tanzania”.