DOAMF’s Medical Outreach Lands at Isiala-Mbanu LGA….

DOAM Foundation stormed the Five (5) villages (i.e. Umuduru, Ugiri, Ugwuala, Umuohiri & Ezike) within Osu-Achara Community, Isiala-Mbanu LGA, Imo state on March 24, 2017 with its ‘Healthy Living Program’ in form of a one-day free medical outreach.

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The objective of this outreach was to provide healthcare solutions to the rampant health issues prevalent among the less privileged. Our focus was to address the root causes, provide prompt and immediate intervention/treatments of various ailments such as blood pressure/hypertension, malaria, indigestion, joint pain and vitamins deficiencies, etc.

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The venue for this outreach being Ezike Community Health Centre, Osu-Achara, Isiala-Mbanu LGA, Imo state was impressively filled with over 500 patients all treated for various ailments. Even as the outreach was designed particularly to give health attention to hypertensive patients, it was recorded that over 100 patients were treated for hypertension alone even as other health ailments were equally attended to.

Our sincere appreciation goes to JB Pharmaceuticals Ltd for their support through the donation of some relevant drug supplies.

During the program, one of the beneficiaries went into labor and was delivered of a baby boy by the medical team. Beyond the treatment of blood pressure/Hypertension, arrangement was made for the treatment of Malaria, Indigestion, Diabetes, Vitamins deficiencies, etc. through the provision of Antacid, Anti-diabetic, Anti-malarial, Analgesics

It was indeed a fulfilling day for the Foundation and the beneficiaries at Ezike community health centre.

DOAMF at Leper’s Settlement

In this present time, it is not unnoticed that those infected by leprosy are still perceived as a scourge and are isolated in many parts of the world, including Nigeria which has recently been identified as the third largest country burdened with leprosy in Africa according to the latest the World Health Organisation’s Global Health Observatory Data repository.

Often times, People Affected with Leprosy (PAL) are not only ostracized from their immediate environment but also in the society at large. Regardless of leprosy being proven as a non-highly contagious and incurable disease, the degree of stigmatization that comes with it clearly points out that those infected are still side lined from the benefits attached to being considered socially fit. The social stigmatization suffered by those infected with this disease cannot be under-emphasized even as the resultant attitude has denied them of their rights to the dignity of the human person, to the development of their full potential, as well as participation in the development of the society.

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Some of the infected males

 

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Some of the PAL expressing their joy and appreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At DOAM Foundation, even as we have over the years continued to weave a tapestry of hope for the less-privileged in our society, our flagship program in 2017 was the execution of a DOAMF Community Health and Development Project were we visited and donated some food supplies, drug supplies, clothing’s, toiletries, provisions, etc. to the Lepers Settlement at Elega, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

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Section view of some of the infected people, their caregivers and DOAM representatives at the presentation of the donation items

During this visit, we not only met with those infected with leprosy but we also shared some irreplaceable close connections and moments of fun and laughter. Our vision to improve the quality of life of the less-privileged in the society is not a far-fetched dream and we believe that together we can do more.

DSCN0568.JPGIt is important to note that less-privileged persons require our positive blend of compassion and a conscious action to be involved in the rebuild of their lives and restoration of hope to them and the communities disadvantaged by the impact of various suffering.

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DOAMF representatives, an infected mother ans her two weeks old baby girl

 

TOUCHING LIVES…

 

 

 

DOAM Foundation sensitizes Junior Secondary School students of Education District IV on Child Right Protection.

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On June 23, 2016, DOAM Foundation held the maiden edition of its inter-school debate program for junior secondary school students at Lagos State Education District VI. This inter-school debate program titled “Child Right Protection” held at Eletu-Odibo Junior Secondary School, Ameen Street, Abule Oja, Yaba, Lagos. Other Lagos state junior secondary schools in Education District IV converged to the venue for their participation in the program.

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The aim of this inter-school debate is to educate the students on Child Right Protection while consciously improving communication and literacy skills amongst same students through a competitive deliberation.

The students representing each school came prepared for the program as they displayed their understanding of the title of the debate through their debating skills.

Also present at the program was a Child Right Specialist who shed more light on Child Right Protection for all to learn from.

The Schools which took part in the inter-school debate program alongside their competition ranking are:

Mobolaji Bank Anthony Junior High School (1st Position), Aje Comprehensive Junior High School (2nd Position), Eletu Odibo Junior School (3rd Position), Wesley Girls Junior Secondary School (4th Position), Jibowu Junior High School (5th Position) and Onike Girls Junior School (6th Position)

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Teachers were not left out of the fun

The program was supported by Child Friendly organizations such as Honeywell Flour Ltd, Vicbol Nigeria Ltd and Kind Hearted Individual Donors whom we sincerely appreciate.

DOAM FOUNDATION EQUIPS OVER 2,000 PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS WITH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AS THEY COMMENCE A NEW ACADEMIC SESSION

DOAM FOUNDATION EQUIP PUPILS OVER 1,500 WITH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2014

 Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) equipped over 2,000 pupils in public schools located at Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA with educational materials worth over $24,000 USD to boost their academic performance as they return back to school from the long holidays.

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Pupils of Wowo Primary School, Araromi Primary School, New Road Primary, Ajeromi Primary School and  Oluwa Nursery and Primary School  were the beneficiaries of DOAM Foundation’s Back to School  programme. The Teachers were also not left out as Items such as school bags, water bottles, pens and exercise books were distributed to the happy children.

The Programme Manager of The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation-(DOAMF), Clare Henshaw, stated that “equipping school children with these essential educational materials can be comforting for many pupils. According to her, the back-to-school program is an opportunity to ensure that parents who struggle with meeting the basic supplies of their children have a sense of stability and inclusion. Henshaw also stated that, visitations to schools afforded the Foundation the opportunity to identify and reward intelligent pupils, including offering scholarships to the intelligent orphaned and vulnerable ones “.

She stated that over seven schools in Lagos, Imo and Edo States have benefitted from DOAM Foundation’s back to school program since 2012. She urged  corporate organizations and philanthropists to imitate the gesture for good of the society.

On the selection of schools in Ajegunle, it is common knowledge that the community requires the support if both the government and corporate bodies to address the issue of poverty and infrastructure.

Present at the event were HRH Baale Kayode I.A Okunlola (JP , Akeresebierin II of Ibafon Town, the Education Secretary of the LGA, Honorable Adewale Adeogun, the Head Teachers of each School, including some parents.

DOAM FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH TOTAL E & P TO EQUIP THREE SCHOOLS WITH A SICK BAY

DOAM FOUNDATION REVIVES THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

A VIEW OF THE SCHOOL SICKBAY

A VIEW OF THE SCHOOL SICKBAY

In Nigeria, the rate of child mortality is high especially with students and pupils within the public school premises were they spend considerable part of their life. These students are exposed to a variety of environmental, physical, emotional, social influences and hazards including; physical injury, infections, accidents, and emotional problems, etc. Due to lack of healthcare facilities, this has contributed significantly to the poor health and educational performance of students. Unfortunately majority of the public schools lack these healthcare infrastructures.

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In a bid to ameliorate the dangers above,  DOAM Foundation in partnership with Total E & P Nigeria supported by Niger Biscuit Company Limited, Mouka Foam Limited,  Beloxxi Industries Limited and MTN Nigeria organized a school health program which was tagged “Health is Wealth”, held October 16, 2014.

Programme Manager DOAMF, Clare Henshaw, HSE Officer,  Total E & P Ltd, Programme Officer, DOAMF, CSR Officer & Nurse from Total E & P Limited

To educate the students and pupils on how to leave healthy and safely within their environment various speakers such as the Educational Secretary Eti-Osa LGA, Mr. Taiwo Lukmon; The Chief Medical Director, Eti- Osa LGA  represented by Mrs. Eisanmi and Bolaji(Officers in charge of Gbara Health Facility), Eti-Osa Desk Officer school health programme, Mrs. Joseph; Total E & P Nigeria Health Safety Environment officer, Mrs. Nnnenna Ofule and Health Nurse, Ngozi Okereke. Others present were the Deputy General Manager, Corporate Communications Total E& P Nigeria Mrs. Nkoyo Attah ably represented by Mrs. Irene Iyoha, Mr. Godwin Grace, The Principal, Gbara Community Senior Secondary school, Mr. Segun Ayantunji ably represented by Mrs. M.T.N Echefu, The Principal Gbara Community Junior Secondary School, Mrs. A.O. Fashola A.O ably represented Mrs. Akanbi and The Head Teacher, Maiyegun Primary School, Mrs. Jibirin.

Donors, Staff & Pupils and Students of Gbara Community schools.While commending the NGO for embarking on the sickbay project, the Educational Secretary,  Eti Osa LGA,  stated that the Government alone could not solve all the existing health lapses within school environment. He stated that the sickbay is an important part of the school community and a valuable service to students, their parents, other users and the educational system which would help improve the community, state and nation at large and his office would do everything possible to ensure proper maintenance of the facility.

Commissoning by Staff of Total E & P Limited

Mrs. Irene Iyoha representing the Deputy General Manager, Corporate Communications Total E & P Nigeria expressed her happiness to DOAM Foundation for making judicious use of the donation received earlier in year from Total E & p Nigeria. It is line with this performance that our company, Total has decided to partner with the Foundation on this laudable initiative. Total Upstream Companies Nigeria looks forward to a continuous working relationship with DOAM Foundation.

Presenting Prizes to Outstanding Students

The Programme Manager, DOAMF, Mrs. Clare Henshaw emphasized the importance of a functional healthcare system as a component of primary health care in the overall development of children and the citizenry of a nation cannot be over emphasized. She stated that the health is wealth program was tailored to address potential hazards, lack of proper healthcare systems for students and pupils within the schools environment. Such initiatitve she said would address the poor health care within the educational system. “ Although our aim was to directly address the health needs of over 2,500 pupils and students between the ages of 5 to 18 years in Maiyegun Primary School, Gbara Junior  and Senior Community Secondary School, Jakande, Eti-osa Local Government Area(LGA) and by indirectly addressing the needs of  over 500 adults in the society. Other schools that have benefitted from this program are: Dodan barracks Primary, Army Primary School, Aunty Ayo High School, Ijeh Obalende primary school.

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Henshaw said the event revealed that the students were highly inquisitive and willing to learn as over 40 students received prize awards for the question and answer session and for being outstanding students in the classes among which are  Raji Rahamon, Asukwo Alexandra, Eti Dorcas, Effiong Comfort, Dada Akinola, Ifeanyi Goodness, Ekpo Enenwa, Emmanuella David, Abah Patrick, Sanni Nofisat, John Damilare, Awere Karimot, Adebosin .O. Victoria, Matuloko Rita.

Henshaw said the Foundation had also embarked on other health project  in the past, such as the healthy living program  at Ikota community, Eti-Osa LGA with 1000 beneficiaries, de-worming of over 575 under five children at Ipakodo community, Ikorodu, community health program and nutritional support for 700 children in Ilaje community, as well as the provision of free medical treatment to children, youths and the aged in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State. Renovated and equipped the Mowe Primary Healthcare Centre as well as the Amaimo Primary Healthcare Centre in Ogun and Imo States respectively. The Foundation’s first accident & emergency centre was built in partnership with Diamond Bank plc along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Mowe, Ogun State.

The Eti- Osa LGA Medical Director represented by Mrs. Eisanmi and Bolaji stated that they were going to ensure proper use of the centre and that they were happy to partner with the Foundation on a wonderful project as this.

The Primary School Head Teacher Mrs. Jibirin supported by the Vice prinicipal academy of the Gbara community secondary were indeed grateful to all stakeholders who made this possible.

CULTURAL DISPLAY

The program ended with all students and pupils rejoicing on the new facility being received for their healthcare, that they did a drama and poem presentation to show their gratitude and appreciation for the project.

As the saying goes HEALTH IS WEALTH

COMMISSIONING

WESTERN UNION PARTNERS WITH DOAM FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIP FOR LESS PRIVILEGED YOUTHS

SEVEN LESS PRIVILEGED YOUTHS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP FROM DOAM FOUNDATION

2014 Grant for three less privileged youths

Deputy Marketing Manager of Western Union , presenting the 2014 scholarship grant of $10,000 for three less privileged youths in tertiary institution.

Education remains the leading antidote to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger even as the world strives to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of providing universal primary education for every child/youth. Education provides lasting and effective solution that can help children and their families to escape from the cycle of poverty. It also represents a double investment – an investment in the individual and an investment in the future of the society.

Deputy Marketing Manager -ECOWAS, Western Union, presenting a cheque to DOAM Foundation for the 2013 scholarship grant for four youths

Deputy Marketing Manager -ECOWAS, Western Union, presenting the 2013 scholarship grant of $15,000 to DOAM Foundation for four youths in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

In the bid to ensure that less privileged children & youths in the society gain access to qualitative education the Foundation initiated the “Project Dream”. This is a scholarship Management program aimed at providing educational opportunities for less privileged and vulnerable children who are intelligent and hardworking, but lack the financial ability to afford tertiary education.

The scholarship programme operates primarily for students from very poor background. So far four less privileged youths are on the scholarship program (2013), while an additional three will be added from the month of December 2014.

DOAM FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH WESTERN UNION TO EQUIP PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS WITH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

OVER 1,500 PUPILS TO BENEFIT FROM THE DOAMF & WESTERN UNION BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Puipils of Aladinma Primary School displaying their school bags with Staff of Western Union & DOAM Foundation

Puipils of Aladinma Primary School displaying their school bags with Staff of Western Union & DOAM Foundation

DOAM Foundation in partnership with Western Union will be putting smiles on the faces of over 1,500 children in public primary schools in Ajegunle Community, Lagos State. The event is scheduled to hold on October 22, 2014.

The Back to School (BTS) Programme is an initiative of DOAM Foundation, in partnership with Western Union to provide poor children with basic school stationary for academic excellence.

Since 2011, Western Union have been providing educational support to children across Nigeria, with over 4,000 pupils equipped for school.

This year, the Foundation will be visiting three primary schools in the Ajegunle community.

Previous back to school programmes have been held in Edo, Imo and Lagos States respectively.

  • Estate Primary School, Isolo Lagos State
  • Hope Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos State
  • 5th Avenue Primary School, Festac Lagos State
  • Ireti Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos State
  • Aladinma Primary School, Imo State
  • George Idah Primary School, Edo State
  • Esonerie Primary School, Edo State

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