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Montreal company sends free prosthetic hands abroad

Bromelin People Practices is a Beaconsfield-based company that offers a unique kind of team-building exercise in its corporate training seminars.

Hands will be given for free to amputees in 60 developing countries

The employees at Pharma Science in Town of Mount Royal take part in a team-building exercise in which they make prosthetic hands. (CBC)

A company based in the West Island is working to provide prosthetic hands to amputees in 60 developing countries.

Bromelin People Practices is a Beaconsfield-based company that offers a unique kind of team-building exercise in its corporate training seminars.

It teaches people how to make prosthetic hands.

"There are companies that spend a lot of money on team-building activities and don't necessarily get anything out of it after except for a binder," said Jenny Simpson, a consultant with the firm.

"And this way, they're giving back, and it changes somebody's life in these countries."

Watch CBC News reporter Pierreluc Gagnon's story for more on the innovative approach here: