Health – Care
❏ We visit cities across all 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria to provide eye treatments to
individuals with vision challenges
❏ Provide care to thousands of patients (over 30,000 patients in multiple outreaches)
❏ Perform cataract surgeries on over 1,500 people and counting
❏ Provide eyeglasses, medication, mosquito nets to thousands of patients
Access to healthcare is generally one of the most important needs we have as a people. Disease or illness can really mean a down turn in life. The biggest asset we have in life is our health. Our health outreach program aims at improving the lives of Nigerians by providing eye treatment to adults and kids who are visually challenged.
We carry out health care outreach programs with resources like our mobile clinic, ambulance, medical personnel, support staff and equipment (Medical & Broadcast). We use entertainment as a tool to communicate with communities; to reach a wider audience when we are visiting a target outreach community, we use the outdoor cinema features of our OB Van to broadcast edutainment content we produced with the goal of increasing their access to health related information like preventative care.
Over the last 6 years, our focus has been to provide eye treatment to individuals (children & adults), with vision problems. With Cataract as the leading cause of blindness in the world, and Nigeria having the highest number of aphakia cases, our decision to focus on eye treatments and Cataract surgeries in particular, was informed by prevailing need of thousands of people with poor access to adequate opthamology care.
We visit communities across all 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria and have provided treatments to over 30,000
patients and 1,500 surgeries. At AMA Foundation we believe health is wealth; good health clears a path to
economic freedom and it restores dignity.
❏ AMA Foundation’s “Hauwa’u Memorial International School (HAMI)” in Tudun Wada, Kaduna State, is a show of our commitment. Our first set of pupils graduated and we are enrolling 20 new pupils into Primary 1.
❏ First set of Primary 6 graduates enrolled in Unity Secondary School with full scholarship
❏ Full scholarship for 140, current Primary 1 – 6 pupils
❏ Plans for Secondary School expansion, underway
The importance of education is undeniable, education is a key tool to address social inequality in our communities.
Hauwa’u Memorial International School (HAMI) in Tudun Wada is a show of our commitment. All 140 pupils are from the communities around the school. HAMI currently provides the pupils with breakfast, lunch, uniforms, shoes, books and tuition all free of charge.
With our annual growth rate of 20students per annum, our first batch
of students getting promoted to secondary level start classes in September 2019 at Unity Secondary School. Our next step is to expand and build a secondary section to accommodate our growing number of students.
The importance of education is undeniable and a key tool to address social inequality and ensure progress within our communities; education has the potential to lift the disenfranchised amongst us out of poverty by empowering
them with the knowledge and skills that they need to navigate the complexities of the world today.
At HAMI School we provide our pupils with the tools and skills to ensure they excel and become the best version of themselves.
AMA Foundation has donated hundreds of Laptops to students and faculty in 10 Universities across Nigeria which includes University of Lagos, Bayero University Kano, University of Maiduguri, University of Nigeria (Nsuka)
amongst others. These donations are made with the understanding that we live in a “global village” where information is now at our fingertips. We cannot fill the gaps in education without information technology, we believe students should have access to technology that enables quality education.
❏ Skills acquisition training for women in rural communities of Augie LGA, Kebbie State
AMA foundation embarked on its pilot empowerment program in Augie LGA of Kebbi State. The program is aimed at providing various levels of skills to women in rural communities.
Generally, women in rural communities receive less formal education and are most likely to be illiterate. When empowered by way of skills acquisition lives change especially for their children, from education to meeting their nutritional needs thus encouraging independence and eventually breaking the cycle of poverty. Our goal is to help create programs that would set standards and empower individuals.
- AMA Foundation commenced its Almajiri Initiatitive kicking off its first program on the 25th May 2020 in Kaduna State.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to cancel our Ramadan outreach. We decided to focus on on Almajirai because they are one of the most vulnerable groups and access to basic human services is extremely difficult or almost impossible for most of them.
- We visited the Almajirai under the care of the Kaduna State Government at Government Secondary School Kurmin Mashi . All of them had their eyes screened, dewormed and 3 of them were taken to the dentist.
Later that night, we had barbecue and watched AMA movie “zaman Lafiya.” It was a fun filled day for the kids and a unique experience.
- Our aim on every visit is to ensure all the Almajirai we screen are healthy before they are returned home. We saw a total of 213 people including 5 Mallams.