Posted on Nov 13, 2017
Rotary Club of Lagos Island in District 9110 has partnered ISHK Prosthetic Limb Centre, an initiative of Tolaram Foundation, for its artificial limb donation project.
The project to be launched on December 3, 2017 followed its just-concluded Vision 2020; Right to Sight Project in Kano where 436 free eye operations were carried out. 
The Rotary Club of Lagos Island has ventured into yet another laudable project but this time around, in the area of artificial limb donation.
To realise this goal, the club has entered a long term partnership with Tolaram Foundation’s ISHK Limb Centre to donate 1400 free artificial limbs to the underprivileged.
The club which is in its second year of formation, has undoubtedly impacted greatly in the lives of people in its community and beyond through the already executed projects as well as the soon to be executed projects in the 2017/2018 Rotary year.
The long term projects by the club this Rotary year include over 200 free eye operations in the Lagos edition of the Vision 2020; Right to Sight Project, Abhiyan Ile Iwe; upgrading of 2 schools, Haryali Project on Environmental Protection with over 100 plants already planted, Rotopink Walkathon Project on Breast Cancer Awareness with an awareness walk in Lekki axis.
Others include Blood Donation Project with over 80 pints of blood collected; Polio Awareness Plan with a polio awareness walk in Lekki market; Free Vocational Training for the underprivileged with the first round recording over 200 beneficiaries; Formation of Interact Club of British International School.
The club president, Rotarian Sanjeev Tandon, charter president, and some other members of the club led District Governor of Rotary International, Disctrict 9110, Nigeria, Dr Wale Ogunbadejo on a courtesy visit to Tolaram Foundation during his official visit to the club on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The Governor who was accompanied on the visit by the District Secretary, Rotarian Segun Adewakun and several other district leaders, while addressing the group at the Foundation board room said, “Those of us who have limbs may not understand or appreciate this.
“Rotary expects to have strategic partnerships with people like you and we have Rotary Club of Lagos Island doing that for us. We say thank you”, he added.
Neha Mehra, the Project Head, Tolaram Foundation, in her presentation thanked DG Ogunbadejo and members of his entourage saying, “We are very grateful to you for coming to see our facility”.
The Governor, during the club’s board meeting, commended the club’s selfless services to humanity in its short period of existence, describing the club’s record this Rotary year ‘phenomenal’. He also commended the club’s family membership strategy which has helped to grow the club’s number of membership tremendously.
Two new members were inducted by the DG into the Rotary Club of Lagos Island family.