SCH was honored with a visit this week by Crutches4Africa, an organization devoted to distributing lightly-used and no-longer-needed crutches and mobility devices to those in need throughout Africa. Unfortunately in the United States, many people acquire crutches from minor injuries that then sit unused in basements, at garage sales, and even get tossed out with garbage. Crutches4Africa founder Mr. David Talbot realized this as an opportunity to help those without access to mobility devices and has since distributed 58,000 crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs throughout Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, Uganda, and Kenya!
David Talbot and his wife Candice Talbot, along with visitors Maxwell Marx of Disability Development Foundation – Kenya and Linda and Ken Hagen of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta Georgia visited Sagam to share their mission. While here, they took a tour of the hospital and graciously donated crutches to SCH. Thank you!
Our welcomed visitors also donated a football to Yaw Pachi Women’s Centre, represented by Ms. Jane Rogo, for their orphaned children’s programme.
Ms. Jane Rogo and Mr. David Talbot discovered they were both Rotarians and exchanged a secret handshake!
SCH will be continuing communication with Crutches4Africa and we look forward to strengthening our partnership in the future!