OLUSEGUN OBASANJO FOUNDATION TO PARTNER WITH VICAR HOPE FOUNDATION IN OUTREACH PROGRAMME
The Editor, Umuahia.
The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation (living life to the fullest) is to partner with Vicar Hope Foundation, pet project of Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu, wife of Abia state governor in an outreach programme for the visually and sights impaired persons in the state.
Recently, a team from the former president’s foundation led by Dr. Olalekan James Makinde, visited Vicar Hope Foundation Headquarters in Umuahia to discuss terms of collaboration between the two organizations.
The program tagged “Sights and Sounds” will last for a period of one week in Abia state with the following activities lined up.
Free eye screening
Free ear screening
Free recommended glasses
Free electronic hearing aid
500 Free surgeries and others.
Abia according to the team will be the only state in the South East to benefit from the program which had recorded some achievements in other states where it was conducted.
In 2017, the foundation was said to have made some successful intervention for the deaf.
Vicar Hope foundation is largely committed to the fight against sickle cell disease, but also engages in other areas of need bedevilling the society such as fight against HIV/AIDS, and fight against gender based violence.
The team further extended an invitation to Vicar Hope Foundation for the First African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease (ACSCD) organized by The Dr. SickleCell – Center For Sickle Cell Disease in association with Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation in Nigeria from October 31 to November 2 at Landmark Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In his response to the team, the Assistant Secretary Board of Trustees of Vicar Hope Foundation, Mr. Chika Ojiegbe, highlighted on some of the numerous achievements of Vicar Hope Foundation, ranging from the fight against sickle cell disease, building of over 58 houses for indigent women, fight against gender based violence, skill acquisition and empowerment of women, and so many life touching accomplishments.
He, on behalf of the President, expressed the foundation’s readiness to partner with any foundation whose goal is to improve the well-being of Abians and Nigerians in general.
The group was received by the Vice President and Administrator of Vicar Hope, Dr. Edith Nwosu, BOT member Dr. Kate Ndukauba and other board members and programme staff of Vicar Hope Foundation.