If you’ve ever had a health-related issue in Nigeria, then you will probably understand that it is extremely difficult to fund your treatment and navigate the healthcare system.
In view of this, BellaNaija launched the BN Community Centre. This online platform will feature calls for help as submitted to us. This includes information, photos and account numbers.
BellaNaija has partnered with DonateNG to continue to raise awareness for health-related crowdfunding cases. We visited one of the recipients of BN Community Centre, Mr Falode over the Christmas 2017.
Please, help in any way you can.
Support Joy Odele, a Corps member at Ogun to give out 500 sanitary kits to young girls and educate them on menstrual hygiene on October 13th, 2018.
October 13th is the World Girl Child Day and on this day, Joy plans to distribute 500 sanitary kits to young girls. They hope to give out sanitary pads, toilet paper, and soap to young girls and educate them on menstrual hygiene.
As a Corp member at Ogun State, Joy & Timeyin have done research on girls schools around and sought the necessary permissions to come in.
Your financial support is needed to do this. Support this project by donating one sanitary pad or more. One sanitary pad costs N350.
You N1,000 will provide a 1-month sanitary pad for 3 school girls!
The recent investigative report released by the BBC confirmed what we at HEI already knew, that the drug abuse by youths in Nigeria is widespread and even on the rise.
There are different kinds of drugs that are commonly abused in Nigeria according to NAFDAC, and Haladu (A.A, 2003) named them:
- Stimulants: Especially those found in substances containing caffeine
- Hallucinogens: Marijuana (popularly called Igbo)
- Narcotics such as those found in Codeine, heroine
- Sedatives: Such as valium, alcohol, opium
- Other sources: Examples include glues, perfumes, spot removers, etc.
The major group of people as cited by the BBC (BBC, 2018) are youths, defined in Nigeria to be between the ages of 18 and 35. This poses a major problem for an already struggling economy coupled with the fact that this age group form part of the productive part of the population. The long-term effects are enormous, with every sector of the economy affected.
The government’s response to the epidemic is shutting down pharmacies and banning imports and sales of specific products that are commonly abused. However, a more strategic approach is necessary to ensure a lasting solution to this negative phenomenon.
It is in response to this that HEI is launching the initiative “Empowering Youth Leaders to Curb Substance Abuse in Nigeria”, which seeks to address the issue of substance abuse by empowering youth leaders. Teenage and youth leaders are targeted because of their strategic roles in influencing their peers. HEI believes that when this target group are empowered, they will influence their peers positively.
Andrew Onyebuchi Mogbolu was not born with either hearing or speech problem but as a little boy he got sick and his father died. One of his uncles took him to the hospital for treatment, Andrew became well but lost his ability to hear and speak well.
In his words
“I can’t hear very well unless somebody taps me or demonstrate whatever he or she want to say by sign language. That is how I find myself in my present condition. Please I beg you people to please help me to donate whatever you have for me to restore my ear back to normal so that I can hear very well like my fellow mate’’
He needs funds to undergo surgery and get a hearing aid to help him communicate effectively.
Please donate…do not look away
Please help Salaudeen Muhammed Ayomide an SS2 student of Olivet Baptist Height Oyo, who has been diagnosed with Muscular dystrophy “genealogical traits limited to males” which has prevented him from walking on his own, he is currently on a wheelchair.
We have had him treated at several teaching hospitals even with the help physiotherapist, without any improvement. His treatment has now been referred oversea for Stem Cell Therapy to help with the twisting movement and endless falls he experiences.
The bill of treatment, transportation (flight) and other logistics to India for stem cell therapy is $12,000. Please help me give my son a better life.
Every child deserves a lifetime. Help Salaudeen
Gender Initiative for Change and Social Transformation plans to pay a visit to the Internally displaced persons at COCIN LCC Rawuruhe camps, COCIN LCC Fan, Zawan camp on Saturday 6th October 2018.
The IDPs are in dire need of mosquito nets, bedding, water, and a mini school, including volunteering teachers, learning and teaching materials (pencils, exercise books, pens, textbooks, markers, writing board, etc.) with which the children can start schooling especially considering that most of them are orphans, their parents being murdered during the attacks.
They are also in need of medications and medical attention. Providing these relief materials/services will go a long way to ease their trauma. We need every support even used items like clothing, kitchen utensils and more,
Please support, many have lost their homes, lost ones and source of livelihood. A little help will go a long way.
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