RELEASE: Vantage Foundation partners with IREDE Foundation to empower child amputees in Nigeria

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RELEASE: Vantage Foundation partners with IREDE Foundation to empower child amputees in Nigeria

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LAGOS, Nigeria, Feb. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantage Foundation is proud to announce its strategic partnership with IREDE Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to empowering children ages 0-18 living with loss of limbs in Nigeria to live self-sufficient lives by providing them with prostheses.

IREDE founder Crystal Chigbu's daughter was born in 2009 with a congenital limb deformity that required amputation at 27 months of age. Since then, her daughter has needed to use a prosthesis. Crystal realized that there was a significant lack of resources for children like her daughter and created the IREDE Foundation in 2012 to change the narrative around disability in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

The Vantage Foundation visited the IREDE Foundation in February to pledge support for their cause. “We are delighted to support the IREDE Foundation to make a positive impact on the lives of Nigerian children with limb loss,” said Steven Xie, CEO of the Vantage Foundation. “As a partner of the IREDE Foundation, we will provide comprehensive support to these champions in Nigeria and provide the opportunities they deserve to thrive.”

Since its inception, the IREDE Foundation has been at the forefront of defending and empowering these children, whom they call champions. They have provided over 528 custom-made prostheses to 479 children in 35 states in Nigeria free of charge, and have continued to maintain and replace these prostheses as the children grow. They have also improved these children's access to education and empowered them to pursue their dreams through the provision of educational scholarships.

“IREDE is honored to have representatives from the Vantage Foundation visit us in Nigeria and see our vision become a reality through our advocates,” Crystal said. "Together, we are creating a more inclusive world for everyone."

Acerca from Vantage Foundation

The Vantage Foundation is an independent charity launched at the McLaren Technology Center in the UK with support from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the NEOM McLaren Extreme E team in 2023. For more information, visit

About the IREDE Foundation

Founded in 2012, IREDE Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children with limb loss in Nigeria. For more information, visit

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