…Identifying Ability in Disability
A group of Nigerians concerned about the plight of children with acquired or congenital limb loss has inaugurated a Non-Governmental Organization called The IREDE Foundation to give succor and relieve to the children and their parents by providing them with artificial limbs to enable them to live well and move freely.
The IREDE Foundation was founded in 2012 by Crystal Chigbu, mother of 7-year-old Irede Beulah Chigbu who was born with congenital limb deformity as a means to assist indigent children living with limb loss, gain access to prostheses that would enable them live independently. The IREDE Foundation has over the years being able to provide 48 prosthesis for child amputees, Connected with over 70 families and educated over 10,000 people about disability and amputation indirectly.
As part of activities to create awareness for children living with this condition the foundation has an annual walk tagged ‘Out on a Limb’, this year’s walk is focused on putting an end to Inequality, Discrimination and Stigmatization towards children living with congenital limb defect and limb loss. The 2km walk will take place in Abuja and 29 other location spread across Nigeria and outside Nigeria. Members of the public are enjoined to participate by joining us at any of the below-listed addresses within Lagos.
Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017.
Time: 7.00 am
Venue: YMCA Building, 77 Awolowo way, Ikoyi, Lagos & Millennium Park, Central Area, Abuja.
Out on a Limb walk will take place simultaneously in 30 Locations within and outside Nigeria. We will be creating awareness in Nigeria in the following states Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ile-Ife, Ogun (Akute), Ilorin, Enugu, Sokoto, Uyo, Benin, Kano, Warri, Port-Harcourt, Jos, and Abuja while outside Nigeria we have Johannesburg, Paris, Atlanta, Singapore, Virginia, Geneva, Madrid, Nairobi, Texas, Dubai, New Jersey, Maryland and Germany. Details on the addresses were startup will take place in locations outside Lagos, can be gotten from our various Social Media Pages.
The general public is invited for the Out on a Limb awareness walk as the IREDE Foundation beneficiaries will also be in attendance. Celebrities, OAPs, Pressmen and Religious leaders will also be present to show their support to the cause of empowering children living with limb loss and putting an end to inequality. We encourage everyone to join us in any of the 30 locations listed above.
T-shirts will also be available for anyone who wants to purchase at N4,000. Funds raised from the sales of the T-shirt will be used to empower child amputees with a prosthetic limb to enable them live their lives without limitations. The IREDE Foundation will be empowering 30 child amputees within the year 2017. This is a 30% increase compared to what we achieved last year (20 limbs were given in 2016). Providing 30 limbs can be made possible through donations and partnerships from well-meaning/philanthropic individuals, organizations and various governmental bodies.
Click here to register for the walk.
To Purchase T-shirts, make payments to the following:
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank
Acount Number: 0126031730
Account Name: The IREDE Foundation
The IREDE Foundation can be reached via the following:
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