By Dada Daneshananda Tor Bjoernsen - Project Director
We have made 9 surgeries on children since our last report in March. The included intestinal obstructions, complicated hernias, perforated Typhoid and Spina Bifida.
This is our final report for our project Life-saving Surgeries for 24 children in S.E. Nigeria. In total we have made 27 life-saving surgeries since we started this campaign. We have felt very grateful to be able to offer these surgeries to families who would have struggled to pay for the surgery themselves due to poverty and lack of resources.
Due to the great success of this programme we plan to run another similar campaign later in the year to be able to offer more families support.
Thank you so much for your generosity. We couldnt have done it without you.
May 29, 2019
By Vasantha Kumar - Project Leader
Following your kind donation to AMURT NW’s Animal Assisted Therapy programme, we wanted to provide you with a final report on the programme which began on Wednesday 6th February 2019.
We have run eleven sessions, giving a total of 175 socially disadvantaged children aged between 4-12 years, from the asylum centres and a local school in Liverpool with the opportunity to experience grooming, learning about, and riding the ponies at Park Palace Ponies.
These afternoons have been a great success, and have been made possible by a number of dedicated student/volunteers from The University of Liverpool. The feedback so far has been incredibly positive.
Our volunteer Caitlin wrote “I can’t put in to words how beneficial this programme is to the children, seeing in two short weeks the difference in the children, even over the course of the session, they seem so happy and confident, it makes me feel so proud to be a part of this journey”.
Another wrote “you can see a massive difference in the children from when they arrive to when they leave. Some of them are naturally chatty but the quieter ones really become more so by the time they’re leaving, especially straight after a lesson”.
Mar 19, 2019
Update on Life Saving Surgery in S.E. Nigeria
By Dada Daneshananda Tor Bjoernsen - Director of AMURT Foundation Nigeria
We have sponsored 17 surgeries in the last 3 months thanks to your support. We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you so much.
Categories of surgeries:
Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida: 4
Intestinal obstruction: 1
Ambiguous genitalia/related 2
Congenital cataract 1
Necrotizing facilitis 1
Undescended testes 1
TOTAL Money spent: Naira 1,824,151 = USD 5,042
The money spent also includes investigations and preparations for two surgeries that have yet to take place. And check ups for children who has already undergone hydrocephalus and spina bifida surgeries.
Please see the report attached for more details and some photos of the children we have supported.