Leadership (Abuja)

3 June 2012

Nigeria: NGO Donates 200 Artificial Limbs to Amputees

A charity foundation under Tolaram International Group, an Indian Company based in Lagos, has collaborated with the Centre for Advocacy for Persons with Disability (CAPWA) to donate over 200 prosthetics to amputees from Plateau State in Abuja.

The coordinator, Mr. Jaiprakash Bidlan, said that the donation, introduced in March 2009, brought to 2,400, the number of people with disability assisted so far. According to him, the donations also formed part of their corporate social responsibility towards their host communities.

"We started our activities in Nigeria since 1976 and from then till now, we have corporate offices in Nigeria. This charity foundation is under Tolaran international group, we want to give something free to Nigerians through our charity. We are giving free artificial limbs, cosmetic hands, for those people who cannot afford them", he said.

"We are motivated to do more because people are happy, they are going to start their lives afresh".

The Senior Special Assistant to the Plateau State Governor on disability, Mr. James David Laluo, commended the commitment by the organisation to assist amputees in Nigeria, describing it as very excellent. He said his office was in partnership with the charity foundation through the center for Advocacy for persons with disability to spread the benefit to all.

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