In collaboration with the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation, under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Community Development Service for NYSC, a batch C corper has decided to launch the Sickle Cell Club scheme as part of her personal project. The aim is to empower the youth to create awareness on sickle cell in their schools, homes and communities.
To reduce the stigma attached to sickle cell. And also to develop leadership skills in students and a sense of responsibility towards the well-being of people in their communities.
As endorsed by the FCT Secondary School Board and the Ministry of Education, 20 secondary schools have been selected in the FCT to be the pioneers of the Sickle Cell Clubs and it shall be launched this Tuesday, the 19th June 2012 to celebrate World Sickle Cell Day, with 2 teachers and 5 students coming to represent each school.
Holding at The Cyprian Ekwesi Arts and Culture Centre, Area 10, Garki, 11am, there shall be dance, comedy and key speakers. Come be educated and entertained.