Coalition Against Landmines(CALM) Helping child landmine survivors get limbs and attend school

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Project TG (Teklet-Genet) was launched in June 2008 in Northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region. It is a joint project with Mekelle Ortho-Physiotherapy Center (MOPC), which is located in the city of Mekelle (regional capital city). MOPC produces affordable orthopedic appliances and also provides Physical Therapy. CALM signed an Operational Agreement with MOPC on June 3, 2008. The agreement makes funding available for child landmine survivors' rehabilitation, education and transport through CALM. MOPC provides new orthopedic appliances to the children twice a year and follows up on their education, care and other concerns and reports the findings to CALM.


The first two Project TG children, Teklet and Genet, are from Badime and Merina Kebeles of the Tigray region respectively (close to the Eritrean border). Teklet, a 15 year old bright boy, lost his right leg below knee, left arm below elbow and right eye in a landmine accident while herding livestock for the family (click here for detail).  


Genet, a 14 years old brilliant girl, lost her left arm above elbow and some eye sight to a landmine accident when she was 10 (click here for details). 

Read Project TG 2009 Report