AANU VISION AID

by AANU FOUNDATION

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WHO ARE WE?

Based in Lagos, but with a national remit, Aanu Foundation is an Elim Pentecostal Church’s missional initiative registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission as a foundation to work amongst the aged. CAC/IT/NO 105917

Very worryingly, growing old in Nigeria has changed so much to the point that for many, growing up has become an ordeal rather than a joy.

WHY THE AGED?

A 2014 report by HelpAge International, a UK based geriatric charity labelled Nigeria as one of the countries where the government does not take care of its senior citizens. This is not a myth but a fact!

Our main objective is thus to champion the often neglected aged in providing a platform through which they can enjoy healthy social interaction and lead a happy life.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Our Bread and Butter

Various credible researches have confirmed that social interaction and mental stimulation enhance the wellbeing of the aged, whilst isolation diminishes their health. We find that the Nigerian society has changed so much that a large population of our aged now live in lack and a somewhat isolated existence devoid of adequate emotional and mental stimulation. Cosmopolitan cities like Lagos not exempted.

We work to achieve our objective of giving the aged relevance through:  

  1. The Gathering Place; our day centre for the over 65s located at 5a Afolabi Aina Street off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. The centre is set up as a place of refuge for the aged where they can have a sense of social inclusion and enjoy mental stimulation.  
  2. Free provision of medical support with the help of volunteer professionals including an in-house physiotherapist who attends every Wednesday to provide free therapy.
  3. Pro-bono legal and other forms of advocacy through which we support the aged needing professional support but unable to afford such.

Aanu Vision Aid (October 2019)

In addition to the bread and butter of our operation listed above, we are committed to an annual outreach in October taking the love of God to people who are in need of practical support of different sorts.

In addition to the provision of general medical and other practical support to the aged, this year we are partnering with Eye Foundation to help give sight back to senior citizens suffering from cataract, glaucoma or other treatable eye conditions.

A recent report in This Day cited a World Health Organisation (WHO)’s report stating that some 90 per cent of all blind people live in poor and middle-income countries, including Nigeria. The report cited cataract as the major cause of blindness. Regrettably, this condition is both preventable and treatable.

A similar report suggests that with over one million persons reported blind, (not counting several more millions suffering from other eye diseases in the country) Nigeria is worst hit by this problem in Africa.

WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE; WE NEED YOUR HELP. PLEASE, DONATE GENEROUSLY.

Check on our website for more information on our operations: www.aanufoundation.org

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Akinpelu Osuntoki

4/25/2019 5:03:57 PM