SEOF Donates 250,000 USD to The Carter Center to Combat River Blindness

SEOF has donated the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand USD ($250,000) to The Carter Center/Nigeria to support its River Blindness Control Programme in the South East states of Nigeria. The donation is in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Health Services Programmes of the SEOF.
The Carter Center is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation founded in 1982 by former President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter, and wife, Rosalyn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. The Carter Center/Nigeria has its headquarters in Jos, Plateau state.
The two powerhouses have beamed a spotlight on the silent menace that is River Blindness, which has ravaged the region. River blindness, also known as Onchocerciasis and Robles disease, is a parasitic disease caused by infection by Onchocerca volvulus, a nematode (roundworm). Onchocerciasis is second in the world only to trachoma as an infectious cause of blindness.
The impact of this partnership will be felt in the region in the near future, and it is hoped that this will mark the beginning of a fruitful relationship.
Below is a letter of appreciation sent by the Country Representative, The Carter Center/Nigeria in response to the donation.



Letter from The Carter Center

The co-founder of The Carter Center, and former President of the United States also wrote in response to the donation.

Read it here: "Letter from Jimmy Carter"




Congratulations to the SEOF Scholarship Beneficiaries


Below is a letter from the Sir Emeka Offror Foundation and the list of successful candidates. The beneficiaries are expected at the SEOF Centre, Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA,Anambra State, within the next two weeks. 


SEOF Sponsors Oversea Treatment For A Renal Patient


Miss Stella Eze from Nsukka town in Enugu State of Nigeria, who is afflicted with a renal ailment and requires kidney transplant treatment in an Indian hospital, has had her prayers for assistance answered through the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF).

 Her ailment had defied all treatments in the Nigerian hospitals, and would cost a total of N7.5million for treatment abroad (India).

The SEOF initially issued a cheque of N1.5million as her token towards the oversea’s treatment. However on the 1st of April, 2013, the Founder SEOF, Sir Emeka C. Offor while presenting the cheque to the patient, Ms. Stella Eze could not hold his emotion on learning from the latter that no responses from other individuals or organizations were forthcoming and her condition was degenerating daily. The Founder of S.E.O.F graciously pledged to write off the ENTIRE treatment cost of N7.5million. To God be the glory.


SEOF Holds Interaction Session With Widows Cooperatives


The Founder, S.E.O.F, Sir Emeka C. Offor and the management S.E.O.F held an interactive session with the eight (8) Groups of the S.E.O.F Widows Multipurpose Cooperative Societies Ltd on 1st April, 2013 (Easter Monday). The event featured presentation of progress reports from the eight (8) Widows Cooperative Groups, gifts of bags of rice to the widows and donation of N1.5m for oversea’s treatment of a Renal patient amongst other activities of the day.

A total of one thousand, six hundred and eighteen (1,618) bags of rice were donated to the Cooperative Groups, thus all the members physically present went home with a bag of rice.

The event was well attended by the beneficiaries, friends of the Foundation (SEOF). In fact it was pomp and pageantry. Shown are some photographs that captured the events of the day:- CLICK HERE

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