Save Awarra Project

Issues

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I do know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life?, rather he will ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did?  — Mother Teresa

There is an impending epidemic outbreak in Awara Community. The high level of malnutrition amongst the children and women in the community deserves an emergency attention. The general health condition of the people is nothing to write home about and spells doom for the entire community in the nearest future if we do not intervene now.

This is Operation Save Awara Community! We passionately invite you to come and partner with us and save these dying kids….

We are not necessarily asking for your funds, if you have the capacity to intervene physically, you are highly welcome! Our major concern is to partner with you in saving this community from the unavoidable epidemic if we do not intervene NOW.

A visit to the community will amaze you and equally spur you into action. Let us know if you are willing to assist. Contact us at info@inspireyouths.org or afrydef@yahoo.com or call +234 (0) 803 870 2075.

Project Description:

This project was conceived following a shocking revelation of the serious health crisis situation in Awara Community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State by some health officers in the State on May 07, 2013.

Our visit to this community of over 1 million people equally revealed an evidence-based severe acute malnutrition, poor living and health conditions, as most of the villagers who were displaced from their homes as a result of community conflict now live in clusters at the Community Health center.

The living conditions of people in this community as depicted in the attached photographs are characterized by:

  • Poor sanitation conditions,
  • High level of poverty resulting in malnourished children, who are looking pale with protruding stomachs,
  • High population of illiterates and uneducated people, and
  • Lack of access to immunization against child-killer diseases

According to health experts, this case requires a multi-stakeholder approach for a result-oriented intervention as lives of members of the entire Awara Community are seriously threatened by an impending epidemic.

Proposed Intervention:

After careful analysis of the situation with the health officers, we hereby propose the following multi-stakeholder interventions:

1.)       Aggressive medication for all the children in the community, which shall include malaria treatment, de-worming, immunization, vitamin A supplementation, etc,

2.)       Massive health education and family planning for the people of the Community,

3.)       Supply of food items for families of the malnourished children,

4.)       Renovation of some of the homes that were destroyed during the community crisis, and

5.)       Training in various income-generating skills in order to improve the living conditions of the people of the community.

Implementation Strategies:

If we succeed in mobilizing financial and/or non-financial support from public spirited individuals and organizations like yours, we shall engage Doctors, Nurses and other health officers as Volunteers in the administration of the medication on the children, such as treatment of malaria, de-worming, etc as well as in massive health and family planning education in the community.

To renovate the dilapidated buildings and those destroyed during the community conflict, we shall also engage the services of some Building Engineers as Volunteers. We have already worked out the strategies and have established contacts with the sources of our volunteers, which include: Ministry of Health, Federal Medical Center, Owerri and Imo Youth Engineering Council.

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