UKAid Direct Project Gets Underway In Ghana

Bethany / Ghana, Project Update

Following a COVID19 hiatus the Amputee Empowerment Project in Ghana has hit the ground running in 2021. Working with the Orthopaedic Training Centre in Nsawam, the project aims to strengthen Ghana’s amputee community through bolstering emotional rehabilitation and peer counselling provisions, supporting amputees to grow their support networks and developing a platform of easily accessible, digital self-help information. Since its … Read More

Coming together to get knees to the OTC

Stefanie / Deliver a Leg, Ghana

Here at Legs, we’re all about partnerships, friendships, and the kindness of strangers – just call us Blanche! Our Deliver a Leg project is all about utilising that kindness and generosity of people making trips to the African continent. It’s a joy to link up with another organisation that’s willing to give us a leg up en route to their … Read More

Unlikely Bristol Partnership ensures 250 legs reach Ghana

Tom Williams / Ghana

Amputee children in Ghana

At the start of 2018 I had the privilege of visiting the OTC in Ghana, an Orthopaedic Training College a few hours North of Accra in Nsawam. The visit was extremely encouraging and, following lengthy discussions with Henry, the head of the Training College and Sister Elizabeth about how best Legs4Africa can support the centre, I came away with a … Read More

Walking back to school

SuePownall / Ghana, Little Legs

Little amputee girl in Africa

  Leticia was 8 years old and was playing outside with her little sister when a drunk driver ran into them with his vehicle.  Leticia lost her right leg instantly and although the doctor thought he would be able to save her left leg, complications later meant that she would lose this leg as well.  She finally had her left … Read More

Little legs turn Blessing’s life around

SuePownall / Case Study, Ghana, Little Legs

Little amputee boy in Africa

This is Blessing.  She was only 5 months old when she was brought to the Orthopaedic Training Centre (OTC) in Ghana.  Born with one arm, only four fingers on her right hand and very short limbs Blessing’s capabilities were severely limited.  However, thanks to the Little Legs Project, she was given two prosthetic legs and is able to look forward … Read More

Help us ship 75 prosthetic legs to training centre in Ghana

Tom Williams / Ghana

  Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is enabling the handicapped in Ghana, mainly children, to gain independent and productive lives.   The OTC was started by the Divine Word Missionaries in 1961, founded by Brother Tarcisius de Ruyter (SVD). The primary purpose of the Centre is the rehabilitation of the physically challenged in Ghana and … Read More