Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Nigeria (OIFN) is a charitable organisation NOT affiliated with any other government organisations.
240 Wheelchairs including other walking aids were donated, shipped, and distributed for free at no cost to the beneficiaries, with the collaborative effort of the charity wheels for the world, team headed by Shaun Barrow, supported our vision for Nigeria in November 2018 from the UK and has bared all cost of the distribution from the UK to Nigeria for which we are entirely grateful for, we are also grateful to the Amuwo Odofin Local Government that have generously donated to us the council hall and mobilised their disable through Mr Fadairo Olawunmi Jamiu.
The team comprised of 12 professionals including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, techies and some other experts and the distributions was a 6-day event,
15th Nov 2018, first day of distribution
16th Nov 2018 Second day of distribution
17th Nov, OIFN National Annual Conference where more chairs where given, the conference was attended by medical doctors, oi members, the public, chiefs from the Orile Agege Local government area where the team was led by High Chief Olaitan Mukaila Opeifa the Baale of Mulero Land Orile Agege, they also extended the apologies for the absence of their Kabiyesi, His Royal Highness Oba Akeem Ambali Agbedeyin, The Alaige of Orile Agege, the Amuwo Odofin Local Government House of Representative lead by Honourable Oshodi who has shown great interest in our charitable work and amused by the existence of brittle bone diseases and rare bone disorder.
19th Nov 2018 third day distribution
20th Nov 2018 forth day distribution
21st Nov 2018 firth day distribution and
22nd of November 2018 was held at Ikeja with Mrs Grace Alexandra.
On each distribution day, 30 wheelchairs including other walking aids when given, recipients accessed, and their equipment adapted to fit the needs. During the distribution, clothing items and bibles where also given away for free to the beneficiaries, and greatly successful. Part of the wheelchairs and other walking aid where also donated to the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Clinic.
The 12 health care practitioners all from the UK, funded their own trips and expenses themselves and donated their time to support our charity Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Nigeria (OIFN) and has made this distribution a huge success.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Nigeria (OIFN) is a charity looking to support people with this rare genetic condition (OI). We are currently supporting few OI families in Nigeria, but the wheelchairs distributed in 2018 went to anyone in the community who were assessed by our health workers as needing them.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our partner of this event, Wheel for the World, LGC of Amuwo Odofin headed by Engr Dr Valentine Oluwaseyi Buraimoh, and all the volunteers of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Nigeria for their efforts in making this event a huge success, “Nothing is more satisfying as seeing people living with Oi and other forms of disabilities live a life of inclusion and independence in our society”.
We as a charity has not in any form valued the items distributed as per monetary terms but will always be happy to support every OIer and others living with disability.
OIFN BOARD OF TRUSTEES.