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.

SAVING LIVES ON OUR HIGH WAYS IN NIGERIA

DOAM FOUNDATION OFFICIALLY HANDS OVER THE DOAMF ACCIDENT & TRAUMA CENTRE AND AMBULANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA.

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The DOAMF Accident & Trauma Centre, Located at Obafemi-Owode LGA, Ogun State, Lagos-Ibadan Express Way

The DOAMF Accident & Trauma Centre, Located at Obafemi-Owode LGA, Ogun State, Lagos-Ibadan Express Way

Commissioner for Health Ogun State and some of his delegates, Trustees & Staff of DOAMF

Commissioner for Health Ogun State and some of his delegates, Trustees & Staff of DOAMF

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Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka inspecting the Ambulance

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Inspecting the Ambulance

25 POWERFUL REASONS TO EAT BANANAS

You’ll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes.

If you think bananas are just for monkeys, think again.
1. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps by eating a banana.
4. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
5. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
6. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
7. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
8. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.
Eating Bananas Aids Digestion
9. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
10. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
11. Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
12. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea.
13. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
14. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.

Culled from: http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/25-powerful-reasons-to-eat-bananas

DOAM FOUNDATION IS RECRUITING

DOAM FOUNDATION PROGRAMME OFFICER ADVERT

• DOAM Foundation is a fast growing Non-Profit Organization focusing on the enhancement of education and health of orphaned and vulnerable children. The Foundation is presently seeking for skilled and highly motivated Programme Officers to join its team. The Programme Officer will be involved in proposal and report writing, community engagement, donor/benefactor stewardship and fundraising amongst others. In this role, She/He will be responsible for developing and sustaining long-term relationships with current potential donors to maximize their philanthropic participation with the Foundation and must have strong interest in working with vulnerable populations, especially children and the youth.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Database and donor relationship management

• Fund raising

• Research avenues and maintain a knowledge base to further develop and enhance the capacity of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs)

• Prepare routine reports on programmatic activities.

• Prepare grant agreements and maintain grantee files.

• Monitoring and evaluation of funded projects.

• Develop ideas, projects and provide support to the Programme Manager to develop strategies and intended outcomes to actualize the Foundation’s mission and values.

• Work with the Programme Manager in partnering with other NGOs/CBOs and Institutions for building community driven strategies of improving the livelihood of orphaned and vulnerable children, including less privileged youths.

• Engage communities in defining their needs and building community driven strategies to address these needs.

• Any other duties as defined by the Programme Manager.

Key Requirements

• A first degree in any social science discipline from a reputable University.

• Minimum of 3 years hands-on experience on programme development and management in the non-profit or development sector.

• Pleasant and amiable personality

• Good resource planning, organization and utilization skills.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Result oriented, with excellent report writing skills.

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

• Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team, as well as independently.

• Intellectual agility and the ability to analyze think critically and understand issues and trends in the non- profit sector.

• Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity.

To apply for this role, please forward: doamfoundation@gmail.com

1. A curriculum vitae, including names and contact details of three referees.

2. A cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and summarizing your relevant

experience and suitability for the position (no more than 1 page).

Please Note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: within two weeks from the date of publication.

EASTER PARTY WITH LESS PRIVILEGED CHILDREN AT THE TREASURE OF LOVE ORPHANAGE

It was a day filled with lots of fun and celebration as thy service Foundation celebrated with kids at TOL Orphanage.

Children ages (1-17) were treated to face painting, dancing competition, games, and lots more during our community service program. Over 300 benefited from the event.
Pictures were only allowed to a certain degree, as such we could not capture on camera some breath taking moments with the kids as they expressed themselves.

Items donated include:

DONATION ITEMS
Chikki Noodles (5 cartons)
Chikki Chips
Cheese Balls
Water Bottles
School Bags
Rice (3 bags)
Groundnut oil (3 kegs)
Eggs
Toiletries/Soap/Detergent
Mama Lemon Soap
Baby Diapers Pampers
NAN Baby Milk
Beverages (Milo, Sugar, milk etc)
Tinned Tomatoes
Waste Bin
Food spices: maggi, salt etc

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Our deep appreciation go to our generous donor (who wishes to remain anonymous), who sponsored the event.