May 4, 2020

Our Emergency Coronavirus Initiatives in Nigeria

Donating PPE in Nigeria
Donating PPE in Nigeria

As the coronavirus pandemic has taken fatal hold in Nigeria, we have acted.  We are providing coronavirus preparedness training and donating tens of thousands of gloves, masks, soap, sanitizer and disinfectant to hundreds of nurses and traditional birth attendants, as well as to our partner hospitals and clinics in southeast Nigeria. We seek to help the Helpers and protect them and their pregnant patients and newly delivered babies. In the weeks and months to come, we will continue these donations and trainings. 

We also will provide tablets preloaded with hundreds of books to Nigerian children quarantined in their villages without access to anything to engage them mentally.

Coronavirus training for nurses and midwives
Coronavirus training for nurses and midwives
Donating PPE in Nigeria
Donating PPE in Nigeria
Coronavirus training for nurses and midwives
Coronavirus training for nurses and midwives

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Jan 8, 2020

GEANCO Foundation Updates

2019 Medical Mission Trip to Nigeria

In November 2019, we traveled to Awka in southeast Nigeria to perform joint replacements.  Over the course of a week, our team performed 33 complex hip & knee replacement on poor patients in great need.

Our Clinton Global Initiative Anemia Program

Our screening of vulnerable women and children for anemia in southeast Nigeria continues on. Anemia is a condition in which not enough healthy red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. The poor blood oxygen levels and blood vessel blockages that result lead to chronic, agonizing pain, severe infections, organ failure and potential death. Nigeria has the world's largest anemia-afflicted population - 75% of its children have the condition, and 1 out of every 5 maternal deaths can be traced to anemia.

Testing for anemia is often not performed in Africa because it traditionally has required invasive blood draws and laboratory analysis, which are often not available, or too expensive. This program of non-invasive testing can therefore have a significantly positive impact maternal and child health outcomes.

Through the Clinton Global Initiative, we partner with the medical technology company Masimo Inc. to screen and treat women and children in Nigeria for anemia quickly and painlessly. We have screened over 25,000 women and children in Nigeria. Since we are the only group in Nigeria using Masimo’s advanced, noninvasive technology, it is almost certain that none of these vulnerable Nigerians would have been tested for anemia but for this special program.

We cover the costs of anemia treatment for up to 400 poor and vulnerable pregnant women in Nigeria each month.

Our Education Program 

On November 16, 2017, we officially opened the "Arinze Ejiofor - Godwin Onyema" Sports Field at Brightland Academy in Enugu, Nigeria. This state-of-the-art field is one of the best in the country, and the school held a special ceremony as GEANCO officers Godwin and Afam Onyema formall inaugrated the field. In May 2018, we added a safety and security fence around the field.

In July 2018, we donated hundreds of soccer jerseys, shorts and socks to Brightland Academy and others in southeast Nigeria. In April 2018, we received 20 laptops from Pfizer, which we again gifted to deserving organizations and institutions in Nigeria. 

In February 2019, we funded and completed construction of a state-of-the-art  basketball-volleyball-tennis court at Brightland.  We officially opened the court in May 2019. 

In August 2019, we donated 6 electronic whiteboards to Brightland.

David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girls

Through our David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship, we cover tuition, room, board, books and supplies, medical care and professional psychological support for young females impacted by Boko Haram and .

As of August 2019, there are 32 scholarship recipients at 4 schools in Nigeria - one school in each major region of the country.

Celebrity Experiences

We held special fundraising experiences at the World Premieres of MALEFICENT 2 & GEMINI MAN

Meet Daisy Ridley at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Premiere Omaze campaign

2019 London Event

On September 23, we held a special event with Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor at The Conduit in London.

2019 Los Angeles Gala

Our October 10 Hollywood Gala featured Oscar-winner Charlize Theron and Emmy- and Golden Glode-nominee David Oyelowo.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charlize-theron-david-oyelowo-support-africa-at-geanco-foundation-gala-1247049

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Oct 14, 2019

GEANCO Foundation Updates

Maleficent 2 World Premiere
Maleficent 2 World Premiere

2019 Medical Mission Trip to Nigeria

In November 2019, we will travel to Awka in southeast Nigeria to perform hip & knee replacements.

Our Clinton Global Initiative Anemia Program

Our screening of vulnerable women and children for anemia in southeast Nigeria continues on. Anemia is a condition in which not enough healthy red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. The poor blood oxygen levels and blood vessel blockages that result lead to chronic, agonizing pain, severe infections, organ failure and potential death. Nigeria has the world's largest anemia-afflicted population - 75% of its children have the condition, and 1 out of every 5 maternal deaths can be traced to anemia.

Testing for anemia is often not performed in Africa because it traditionally has required invasive blood draws and laboratory analysis, which are often not available, or too expensive. This program of non-invasive testing can therefore have a significantly positive impact maternal and child health outcomes.

Through the Clinton Global Initiative, we partner with the medical technology company Masimo Inc. to screen and treat women and children in Nigeria for anemia quickly and painlessly. We have screened over 25,000 women and children in Nigeria. Since we are the only group in Nigeria using Masimo’s advanced, noninvasive technology, it is almost certain that none of these vulnerable Nigerians would have been tested for anemia but for this special program.

We cover the costs of anemia treatment for up to 400 poor and vulnerable pregnant women in Nigeria each month.

Our Education Program 

On November 16, 2017, we officially opened the "Arinze Ejiofor - Godwin Onyema" Sports Field at Brightland Academy in Enugu, Nigeria. This state-of-the-art field is one of the best in the country, and the school held a special ceremony as GEANCO officers Godwin and Afam Onyema formall inaugrated the field. In May 2018, we added a safety and security fence around the field.

In July 2018, we donated hundreds of soccer jerseys, shorts and socks to Brightland Academy and others in southeast Nigeria. In April 2018, we received 20 laptops from Pfizer, which we again gifted to deserving organizations and institutions in Nigeria. 

In February 2019, we funded and completed construction of a state-of-the-art  basketball-volleyball-tennis court at Brightland.  We officially opened the court in May 2019. 

In August 2019, we donated 6 electronic whiteboards to Brightland.

David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girls

Through our David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship, we cover tuition, room, board, books and supplies, medical care and professional psychological support for young females impacted by Boko Haram and .

As of August 2019, there are 32 scholarship recipients at 4 schools in Nigeria - one school in each major region of the country.

Celebrity Experiences

We held special fundraising experiences at the World Premieres of MALEFICENT 2 & GEMINI MAN

2019 London Event

On September 23, we held a special event with Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor at The Conduit in London.

2019 Los Angeles Gala

Our October 10 Hollywood Gala featured Oscar-winner Charlize Theron and Emmy- and Golden Glode-nominee David Oyelowo.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charlize-theron-david-oyelowo-support-africa-at-geanco-foundation-gala-1247049

 

2019 London Event with Chiwetel Ejiofor
2019 London Event with Chiwetel Ejiofor

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