January 2010 – Cervical Cancer Screening in Lagos, Nigeria
We believe No woman has to be diagnosed with cervical cancer. We believe No woman has to die of cervical cancer! Cervical cancer screening means preventing cancer before it starts. Medical scientists now know that if found early, pre-cancerous cell changes can be treated and removed. We were therefore pleased to bring Cervical Cancer screening to the people of Oshodi and Ketu. Over three days, using the well-tested and widely-acceptable Visual Inspection method, over 300 women were able to obtain free screening from our centres and some selected LGA Health centres in Lagos.
More here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=256015475816&index=1
February 2010 - Pre Valentine Celebration Dinner Party in London, UK
We celebrated the year 2010 with a pre-valentine dinner party in recognition of all the work done by the charity and the support received from donor and champions in the year 2009. The venue was the 805 Restaurant on Old Kent Road in London. Everyone had a great time, and we were all motivated to do more to support the work.
March 2010 – The Fleet Half-Marathon, UK
Mr. Dayo Olomu – an accomplished UK-based motivational speaker, author and PR guru ran in the 2010 Fleet half marathon (21 Kms/13 miles) in order to raise awareness and money for Wish for Africa. He raised a whopping 535 GBP! Kudos to Dayo and his sponsors.
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May 2010 – Welcome to Lagos, Jo Watts returns and Children’s Day Party, Nigeria
Jo Watts – a UK based midwife and mother of three returned to Lagos for a two week visit. Jo visited in 2009 and spent 4 weeks helping the charity improve the standards of care delivered at our clinics in Mafoluku and Ketu. She arrived in time for the biggest ever May 27th Children’s Day Party in Mafoluku. Over 300 children attended the party and were treated to entertainment, sweets, food, drinks, toys, clothes and fun.
Read More: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2063977&id=1392312654 (Jo Watts)
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=175976&id=672104227&l=bfc4aaf389 (Children's Day Party)
June – A Safe Delivery in Mafoluku, Lagos
On the 1st day of June we had the safe delivery of the first baby of the month. The parents are migrants from Niger Republic and only just arrived in Mafoluku. The mother arrived at our clinic with no money in established labour. Their story was shared amongst friends of the charity on Facebook. An outpouring of kindness and compassion flowed from our supporters in the UK, as Ms Modupe Debbie Ariyo and Titilayomi Khadijah Shonubi, donated money that helped paid the family’s already subsidised medical bill. It was smiles all around when the family left the centre for home as the baby was blessed with a good start to life.
Wish For Africa would like to announce and welcome the appointment of new trustees to its Board of Trustees - Jo Watts, Folakemi Akinniyi & Lola Atkins. We thank them for their faithful support to date and pray that they will help and encourage us to bigger and greater things in the months to come.
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Wish For Africa would like to thank all our members, champions and friends for their ongoing support over the first half of...