Our programs include provision of sickle cell wellness packs that could be used at home or in hospital to support children and young people living with sickle cell.
FOOD AND NUTRITION 2023
FTA Sickle Cell Foundation successfully delivered our first outreach event of 2023.
In Jan, we held our food and nutrition education event for warriors and their families. We conceptualized the event by providing healthy food bags to warriors. This concept was aimed to break any access barriers to (affordable) healthy food as a result of their economic status.
We taught them about the role of nutrition and food in the management of sickle cell.
Our vision is to continue to support warriors living in rural and deprived communities in Nigeria to be empowered to live healthy lives.
PAIN MANAGEMENT, WELLNESS PACKS & CLOTHING DONATION 2021
We held our pain management at home educational event in Nov 2021 with over 50 attendees, children, young people and their parents. We educated warriors on the importance of understanding triggers to sickle cell crisis, understanding pain score, and using heat therapy as form of soothing and managing low level pain.
We provided home remedy bags to all warriors comprising of heat pads, pain massage oils, hot water bottles, blankets, note books, supplements, soothing teas and treats for the younger kids.
BREAKFAST MORNING 2022
We hosted our breakfast morning in March 2022.
It was a successful event, hosted by a very special guest and our Visitor of the Year ‘Mama V’, a 70 plus year old warrior.
She wowed us, the warriors and their mothers.
She was able to teach and share all her golden tips of living with sickle cell and being successful at it! We can’t wait to host her again. We will be sharing her story here. Keep an eye out for a ‘special’ on one of Nigeria’s finest and oldest sickle cell warriors.
We know that her lessons will stay with the warriors and their parents
Education never stops for us!