The Gambian Amputee Rehabilitation Project
This project aims to address the profound lack of physical and social rehabilitation for amputees in The Gambia. This is one of Legs4Africa’s major projects – it provides physical and psychological relief from issues arising from immobility due to leg amputation.
An Amputee Charity
Enabling amputees to live their lives more independently
Legs4Africa is committed to improving the mobility and independence of amputees in sub-Saharan Africa through provision of rehabilitation services and access to prosthetic legs.
In countries that are more fortunate we’ve learnt that there is a significant wastage of valuable material, components and resources that can make huge changes in less fortunate parts of the world. Legs4Africa are working to build reliable systems and infrastructures to provide equipment, rehabilitation and ongoing support for amputees.
We support the empowerment of amputees across Africa so that they may dispel current stigmas by proving that disability does not equate to inability.
The police are often on the front line, putting themselves in dangerous situations to protect the public. unfortunately, in places like Gambia, when injuries do occur, they are often poorly treated resulting in infection and, consequently, amputation. This is exactly what happened to Alieo Touray.
When on duty the 52 year old police officer was run down by a car and the sub sequential injury to his leg led to the need to amputate the limb. This, of course, was a great setback for Alieo who, until then, had spent much of his time travelling about his district gathering information for reports.
Although we do try to keep you up to date with our activities over the year, it becomes easy to loose sight of the bigger picture. For this reason, our impact report will show you just what we have been able to do with your help.
The report introduces you to just a few of the incredible individuals Legs4Africa has helped. We are utterly inspired by their tenacity, their drive to overcome their disability in far from ideal circumstances, and we hope you are inspired too, because there is still so much to do.
What steps will you take?
Donate a Leg
Change someone’s life by donating an unwanted prosthetic leg.
Find out more here.
Make a monetary donation
Together we can be the difference between immobility and mobility in West Africa.
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Volunteer with us
There’s loads to do, from helping us dismantle prosthetic legs for recycling to more specific field work.
See our opportunities here.