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We aim to improve access to and delivery of healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa via developing sustainable, cost-effective interventions to optimize current healthcare resources.

$10,000 CHILDREN’S DAY SUPPORT DRIVE
CHILDRENS DAY IS JUNE 1st, 2011

After a two cycle hiatus, The Children’s Day Support Drive is BACK at Obala Foundation! Last time we exceeded our goal for a 10 day drive and the money raised was partly used to support the emergency health care for child victims of physical abuse. We are hoping you will support us again!

For this drive cycle, we are aiming to raise $10,000, and hope about half of that comes from you and our friends on Facebook. The donations will support the work of phenomenal organizations we are actively working with in West Africa (see profiles below).

Profile: Save them Young Orphanage
Location: Tema, Ghana
Focus: Empowering children in rural areas of Ghana

Obala’s Investing and Rebuilding Our Continent (IROC) team is dedicated to the Save Them Young Mission. The organization is a Non-Governmental organization whose aims are to reach out to the underprivileged, school drop-outs, street children and teenage mothers and train them to have a viable vocation in order to support themselves and become productive members of society. The orphanage currently receives no support from the government and support for the 60 children is totally dependent on donations. Obala is assisting the orphanage to raise funds and to provide some of the critical aid needed in the educational and medical areas of the children's lives. The mission is in dire need of the following:

• $25 pledge will pay for school books for 1 child for 1 year. There are currently 60 children living in the quarters.

• $1200 for a Computer lab. Computers have been donated but they have no technical support and need to get internet and pay for the electricity

WHAT ELSE ARE WE UP TO?!?!?

Profile: Lifeline Care Foundation
Location: Abuja Nigeria
Focus: Emergency Medical Response System

As populous as Nigeria is, it has no emergency response system. This leads to incalculable numbers of preventable deaths of often highly productive members of society. Obala is working with Lifeline Care, a six year old startup non-profit in Abuja whose primary mission is the provision of first responder emergency medical care to road traffic victims. It is a relatively small scale endeavor relying on individual and corporate donors for funding. The majority of services to date have been pro bono.

Project: Obala is helping Lifeline Care revise its operational strategy to
a) broaden its capacity and increase its industry footprint (scaling up)
b) position itself for sustainability in its current landscape

WE ARE CALLING FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTABLE!!

1. Develope an Emergency Medical Response process relay by leveraging mobile technology