The Fight Against Glaucoma: SEOF Contributes €150,000

At the culmination of World Glaucoma week in March, the SEOF has contributed €150,000 to endow a professorship of glaucoma in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Mainz, Germany. This is to assist research on the early detection and treatment of glaucoma. The Foundation had previously contributed more than €100,000 in an effort to find a cure for this malaise. The Foundation has also established a Nigerian Fellowship for Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma Management at the same university.
Read more about this in the following article, written by the Director General, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation, Abuja, Mrs Jacqueline Farris.

"FIGHT AGAINST GLAUCOMA" by Jacqueline Farris (The Nation Newspaper,Saturday May 18, 2013)

"FIGHT AGAINST GLAUCOMA" by Jacqueline Farris (This Day Newspaper, Saturday May 18, 2013)

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SEOF Donates 600,000 USD to BFA

BFA Logo

SEOF has donated the sum of six hundred thousand USD ($600,000) to the Books For Africa (BFA) organization, the largest ever single donation made by any individual or group to the organization.
While already the largest private donor of books on the continent, SEOF by this action takes another giant stride towards the fulfilment of its vision to revitalize education in Africa. BFA's most important partner in Africa has already shipped millions of books to the continent. Books For Africa, a non-profit organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, founded by Mr Tom Warth, is the world's largest provider of educational books to Africa.
Below is a letter of appreciation from the BFA to the SEOF, in response to this unprecedented donation.

BFA Letter to SEOF


To read an article on this development, click here: "Emeka Offor Foundation Fulfils $600,000 pledge to BFA"

Or here: "Emeka Offor Foundation Donates $600,000 to BFA"

Read the article as a PDF here: "Emeka Offor Foundation Donates $600,000 to BFA"


SEOF Donates 250,000 USD to The Carter Center to Combat River Blindness

SEOF has donated the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand USD ($250,000) to The Carter Center/Nigeria to support its River Blindness Control Programme in the South East states of Nigeria. The donation is in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Health Services Programmes of the SEOF.
The Carter Center is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation founded in 1982 by former President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter, and wife, Rosalyn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. The Carter Center/Nigeria has its headquarters in Jos, Plateau state.
The two powerhouses have beamed a spotlight on the silent menace that is River Blindness, which has ravaged the region. River blindness, also known as Onchocerciasis and Robles disease, is a parasitic disease caused by infection by Onchocerca volvulus, a nematode (roundworm). Onchocerciasis is second in the world only to trachoma as an infectious cause of blindness.
The impact of this partnership will be felt in the region in the near future, and it is hoped that this will mark the beginning of a fruitful relationship.
Below is a letter of appreciation sent by the Country Representative, The Carter Center/Nigeria in response to the donation.



Letter from The Carter Center

The co-founder of The Carter Center, and former President of the United States also wrote in response to the donation.

Read it here: "Letter from Jimmy Carter"




Congratulations to the SEOF Scholarship Beneficiaries


Below is a letter from the Sir Emeka Offror Foundation and the list of successful candidates. The beneficiaries are expected at the SEOF Centre, Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA,Anambra State, within the next two weeks. 


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