Tolaram Charity Foundation, (TCF), a non-profit charitable organisation has commissioned a Limb Centre known as Ishk, to provide fully functional custom-made prosthetic limb forÂ individuals who lost legs during accidents, birth defects or other causes.
Poised with the dedication to raise awareness on the challenges faced by amputees and to get them back â€˜upâ€™ walking, a cumulative total number of 300 donated limbs have been fitted by the foundation located at Surulere, Lagos in a span of five months after commencing operations.
In a statement,Â Head of the Foundation, Neha Mehra, said the foundation took up its first case in February this year and has since been making below knee and above knee artificial legs using the Jaipur Foot Technology.
Mehra stated that the technicians of the team are well experienced and skilled in the field of making artificial limbs and have long been working with reputable organisations to carry out various camps across the country. He explained that the Foundation is focused on maintaining and enhancing the dignity and self respect of the amputees. The foundation invites well meaning members of the public to render their services physically, mentally or monetarily to help the disabled.Â Presently, the team treats 4-5 persons per day and intends to donate at least 1,000 limbs before the end of year.
He said the foundation has successfully completed its first out station camp in Warri in Delta State. The camp was organised in two stages, the measurement stage was between 23rd and 24th June and was followed by the fitting & training stage on the 10th and 11th of July.
He explained that the fabrication of the artificial limbs takes place in Lagos at the Ishk Limb Centre and 56 limbs was successfully fitted in the Warri camp through the assistance of the Chaplain Relief Services in Delta State.
At the ceremony held to commemorate this milestone, various participants, including beneficiaries of the donated artificial limbs, expressed their gratitude to the Foundation for the unique initiative that will help them return to actives roles in the society and called for the continuation of program.
The Tolaram Group is an international business group with corporate headquarters in (Singapore) Asia, with vastly diversified activities ranging from its core business of manufacturing of Consumer products and textiles to the trading of various end products, financial services and real estate business.
The group has in the past 25years grown to be recognized in the Nigerian Business Environment as a provider of quality products and services investing billions of dollars into the Nigerian market.
The business concerns/affiliates of the group in Nigeria include Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Lucky Fibres Plc, Panabiz Nigeria Ltd, Multipro Enterprises, BHN Plc and Nikko Industries.