Hey guys! I’m back again with the Irede Foundation for their new project which will be coming up in a few days. Do you remember their previous project tagged “Project 1000”? You can read all about it here
This year the Irede Foundation’s annual awareness walk tagged “Out on a Limb” will be coming up on the 8th of April, the theme for this year’s walk is SAY NO TO INEQUALITY in line with the United Nations Sustainanble Goal 10. We are using our voice to say that children living with disability should not be stigmatised, discriminated or treated unfairly.
See Official Document by The Irede Foundation below:
“1000 Lead Advocates| 30 Limbs | 30 Locations as THE IREDE FOUNDATION goes ‘Out-on-a-Limb’ for Child Amputees.
…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.
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 Lagos and 28 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.
Lagos Location 1: YMCA Building, 77, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi beside Mobil Filling Station.
Lagos Location 2: Ikorodu local government building, Tos Benson Road, Ikorodu
Time: 7 am
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 by clicking on register for Out on a Limb on our website 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.
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 will continue to stage “Out on a Limb” annually to create public awareness to the plight of child amputees.
To Purchase T-shirts:
Bank: Gauranty Trust Bank
Acount Number: 0126031730
Account Name: The IREDE Foundation”