SEOF Organizes Community Mental Health Facilitators Training

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation under its Health Program organized a Mental Health training, awareness and sensitization Program. The facilitators from The Educator Inc., a non-profit organization based in the United States of America with a vision of promoting healthy individual and family development through training, advocacy and policy formulation, were on ground to create mental health awareness.
The founder of the foundation, Sir Emeka Offor was present with other dignitaries including medical doctors, academia, captains of industries, NDLEA and Police. Others present also included Psychology, Medical and Nursing students, market men and women, widows, orphans, and many others from diverse backgrounds made themselves available for the sensitization.
The sensitization is the commencement of series of more sensitizations, advocacies and trainings that will culminate in certification of individuals who will carry Mental Health Program to the nooks and crannies of the society. The event took place on the 6th of July 2018 at Sir Emeka Offor Foundation headquarters Oraifite, Anambra State.

By Obi Ebuka Onochie
Photo Credit: Alex Aghomi

Easter Smiles for Widows Courtesy Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

SEOF WIDOWS RICE DST 

On the 25th of March 2018, the Founder of SEOF, Sir Emeka Offor kept his promise to the 2,000 widows under his Foundation during Mothering Sunday. He had assured them that each person would go home with a bag of rice before Easter celebration.
Each widow went smiling home with a Sir Emeka Offor Foundation branded bag of rice. The Widows' Cooperative is one of the outreaches of the Foundation that sees to the warfare of the widows.

 

By Obi Ebuka Onochie
Photo Credit: Alex Aghomi

SEOF and TCC Celebrate Milestone Achievement in Fight against Onchocerciasis

Sir Emeka Offor and President Jummy Carter
Sir Emeka Offor Foundation joins The Carter Center in celebrating the interruption of onchocerciasis (River blindness) transmission in two states of the country. Nasarawa and Plateau states are no longer on the list where transmission of the disease is still prevalent. The push to eliminate river blindness continues in Abia, Anambra, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, and Imo.
River blindness is a parasitic infection than can cause intense itching, skin discolouration, rashes and serious eye disease that often lead to permanent blindness. The infected tiny black flies that breed in rapidly flowing river or stream spread the disease through its bites.
Over the years, there has been mass distribution of Ivermectin (Mectizan) in prevalent areas which is the medication for the prevention of river blindness transmission. As a result of this interruption, over two million residents of Plateau and Nasarawa states will no longer be taking Ivermectic drugs since transmission has been interrupted in their areas.
This is a remarkable achievement in the fight against river blindness and other tropical diseases being spearheaded by The Carter Center with other partners like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, USAID, etc.
The Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole stated that “river blindness has burdened Nigerians since the days of our ancestors but with the support of The Carter Center and other important partners, we are lifting this burden. What we need do is compliment this good work with careful surveillance to be sure the infection does not reoccur, in that way we can put river blindness into the dustbin of history.” There is a greater hope that Nigeria will eliminate river blindness in no distant time.


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By Obi Ebuka Onochie
Photo Credit: Alex Aghomi

SEOF Celebrates Mothers' Day

Happy mothers at the eventAs Anglican women world wide marked their Mothering Sunday, the founder of the SEOF, Sir Emeka Offor and his wife Barr. Mrs. Adaora Offor had lunch with widows in Oraifite at the foundation headquarters.

These are some of the images from the event.

By Obi Ebuka Onochie

Photo Credit: Alex Aghomi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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