Sep 12, 2016

GEANCO Foundation Project Updates

Our first David Oyelowo Leadership Scholars
Our first David Oyelowo Leadership Scholars
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 10,000 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.

Starting in January 2016, we began covering the costs of anemia treatment for up to 60 poor and vulnerable pregnant women and young children in Nigeria a month.

On August 4, we also donated thousands of safe delivery maternal kits to the First Lady of Anambra State.

Our Education Program 

With a generous donation from Oprah Winfrey, we donated 24 laptops and a diesel generator to a primary school in Enugu, Nigeria in October 2015.  

In January 2016, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer donated 20 laptops to us, which we in turn gifted to clinics and libraries throughout southeast Nigeria.  

In March and April 2016, we provided desktop computers and science & lab equipment to an all-girls school in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.  

We have also selected girls as our first David Oyelowo Leadership Scholars.  We will cover tuition, room, board, books and supplies for these girls who have been directly impacted by Boko Haram.

Our scholars will attend the Anglican Girls Grammar School (AGGS) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.  A secondary school for students aged 10 - 15, AGGS is an academic Center of Excellence known for its strong emphasis on science and math.  For girls dealing with instability and insecurity, this all-girls boarding school offers a safe and nurturing learning environment.  In the future, David Oyelowo Leadership Scholars will be placed at other high-achieving schools in Nigeria.

GEANCO leadership with our scholarship recipients
GEANCO leadership with our scholarship recipients
Presentation of safe delivery maternal health kits
Presentation of safe delivery maternal health kits
Donation of safe delivery maternal health kits
Donation of safe delivery maternal health kits
CGI anemia screening in Nigeria
CGI anemia screening in Nigeria

Links:

Jun 20, 2016

GEANCO's CGI Anemia and Education Programs

Donated computers to all-girls school in Nigeria
Donated computers to all-girls school in Nigeria
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 8500 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.

Starting in January 2016, we began covering the costs of anemia treatment for up to 60 poor and vulnerable pregnant women and young children in Nigeria a month.

Our Education Program 

With a generous donation from Oprah Winfrey, we donated 24 laptops and a diesel generator to a primary school in Enugu, Nigeria in October 2015.  

In January 2016, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer donated 20 laptops to us, which we in turn gifted to clinics and libraries throughout southeast Nigeria.  

In March and April 2016, we provided desktop computers and science & lab equipment to an all-girls school in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.  

We are also selected girls for our David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girls.  The scholarship will cover tuition, room, board, books and supplies for those directly impacted by Boko Haram.  Recipients will include girls who were captured by Boko Haram, those forced to flee their homes, and girls whose parents or caretakers were murdered by the group.  Three scholarships will be awarded for this upcoming school year.  The number of scholarships offered may increase each year depending on capacity and available funding.  

Scholarship recipients will attend the Anglican Girls Grammar School (AGGS) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.  A secondary school for students aged 10 - 15, AGGS is an academic Center of Excellence known for its strong emphasis on science and math.  For girls dealing with instability and insecurity, this all-girls boarding school offers a safe and nurturing learning environment.  In the future, David Oyelowo Leadership Scholars will be placed at other high-achieving schools in Nigeria.

Donated chemistry lab to all-girls school
Donated chemistry lab to all-girls school
Students in donated chemistry lab
Students in donated chemistry lab
Oyelowo with scholarship seed funder Ms. Winfrey
Oyelowo with scholarship seed funder Ms. Winfrey
Mar 21, 2016

Update: GEANCO's CGI Anemia and Education Programs

Hospital nurse with donated laptop
Hospital nurse with donated laptop

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 7000 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.

Starting in January 2016, we began covering the costs of anemia treatment for up to 60 especially poor and vulnerable pregnant women and young children.

Our Education Program 

With a generous donation from Oprah Winfrey, we donated 24 laptops and a diesel generator to a primary school in Enugu, Nigeria in October 2015.  

In January 2016, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer donated 20 laptops to us, which we in turn gifted to clinics and libraries throughout southeast Nigeria.  

In March 2016, we provided desktop computers and science & lab equipment to an all-girls school in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.  

In February 2016, we also provided significant funding to an organization directly assisting young girls and others who have been brutalized and traumatized by Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist organization.  
We also held a special online auction offering an exclusive opportunity to attend The official Oscars Rehearsal and meet host Chris Rock.  A generous donor gave $23,000 to claim this amazing experience.
GEANCO COO Afam Onyema with Oscars Host Chris Rock
GEANCO COO Afam Onyema with Oscars Host Chris Rock
 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.