- The theme for this year’s Limb Walk is tagged ‘Power of six’
- Irede Foundation calls on Nigerians to donate N600 monthly for 6 months as support for Children with Limb Loss and other disabilities
- “Disability is a thing of the mind, we are creating awareness that there is ability in disability,”- Isaac Success
ISSAC SUCCESS’S DREAMS FROM THE SLUM partners Irede Foundation, to raise awareness for children with disability with a 2 kilometres walk tagged ‘Out on a Limb Walk’, Saturday April 14, 2018 in Ajegunle, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Lagos State.
This year’s awareness campaign came with the theme ‘Power of Six’ is geared towards winning the mind of the public to act by donating the sum of N600 monthly for six months as support for continuous assistance for people with limb loss and other disabilities.
According to information gathered from source, the ‘Out on a Limb Walk’ awareness exercise is said to be held simultaneously in other communities across Lagos State, was initiated by the parents of Irede, now 5 years old, who had a limb loss at the age of 2.
Issac Success, Founder of Dreams from the Slum and coordinator of the awareness walk exercise in Ajegunle said the initiative would encourage any parent to be proud of their child’s disability and look beyond the physical condition. “We are embarking on this 2 kilometres walk in order to create awareness that there is ability in disability,” he added.
He also called on the support of government to do more in the area of awareness and education support for children living with various kinds of disabilities.
Michael Ojobaro, Coordinator of National Youth Council of Nigeria, AJIF LGA chapter also lends his support for the Irede Foundation initiative. “The Youth Council is proud to be part of this project, and am optimistic we have future President and Senators among these children with disabilities,” he said.
According to official statement released to Project 3:16 Metro, ‘The Irede Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on enabling children aged 0-18 years, living with limb loss live a life of fulfilment, letting them know that there are no limits to their potentials,” the statement reads in parts.