New month, new mission! In partnership with the British NGO Legs4Africa, we undertook a training mission at the Banjul Mobility Centre in The Gambia, which gathered 21 rehabilitation professionals from three nations. As part of the training process, we also donated legs to 15 amputees.
This training is part of our project in Senegal, where we are building an orthopedic centre in Ziguinchor. As the centre is still under construction, we were hosted by the Banjul workshop, which our partner Legs4Africa has been supporting for a decade.
The President of SwissABILITY, Tomislav Matiević took part in the mission and says with joy: “The Gambia mission was my first time on the ground with SwissABILITY. What touched my heart the most were the laughter and smiles of the patients who received a prosthesis. For us it is such a small gift, while for them, being able to walk independently again is a priceless treasure. During these days, I have often cried tears of joy but also of gratitude. Seeing everything with your own eyes allows you to experience these emotions firsthand.”
To know more about the mission in The Gambia, read our Mission Report: