Abuja

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SWEET MOTHER INTERNATIONAL
STORMS ABUJA



Report by: Adeshina J Mathew, SMI Abuja Coordinator


History was made on 31st day of January,2011 as it witnessed the gathering of great and positive minded individuals, who sought to come together to achieve a common goal..


The event which was the formal launch of Sweet Mother International (SMI) Abuja, was held at the Unity Square located in the heart of the federal Capital territory ,Abuja, Nigeria.




The event
was hosted in collaboration with Build a Better Nigeria Volunteers (BBNV) and tagged: "Abuja 2011 Peace Declaration and Campaign Against Pregnancy Related Deaths".


Litany of dignitaries who graced the formal launch of the SMI Abuja Chapter include: a representative of the federal radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), members of the catholic youth organization of Nigeria, workers, students, and among other well meaning Nigerians.





Undoubtedly the event marked a turning point for participants especially the youth who are driven by passion to volunteer there time, resources to carve a nitch for themselves at contributing their quota towards the development of society and country.

 

Addressing the participants the Convener/Coordinator of the Sweet Mother International Abuja Chapter, Mr John Adeshina welcomed the volunteers, stressing that “ As we unite in our voices and Actions to this campaign we have become One people, One world, United In progress.

 

The coordinator further enjoined the participants to stand up and say never again should our Mother, Sisters, Aunities and women in general  die from avoidable pregnancy related deaths in Africa.

 

 The coordinator Mr. John further stressed some of the findings of the World health organization (WHO) that “Africa is the only continent where there has been no improvement in maternal Health and also emphasized the fact that the average maternal mortality ration has increased from 870/100,000 live birth in 1990 to 1000/100,000 in 2001; and that Africa account for about 50% of the estimated 600,000 Deaths.

 

Going by the mind blowing statistics and the frighten  number of mortality rate arising from the pregnancy related death, the coordinator charged and challenged the volunteers, Government at levels, Communities, Organizations to jointly say “Enough is Enough” to the avoidable deaths of women from pregnancy complications in Africa.”

 

The highlight of the epoch making events which is the first of its kind in Abuja (FCT) witnessed interactive session on the goals of the organization, and a Campaign around the major spots in the city, as more people lend their support for the programme.







To volunteer, support or to seek information email johnybiz07@yahoo.co.uk or call 07067155491 Adeshina J Mathew, SMI Abuja Coordinator




In picture L-R: SMI Coordinator and BBNV Coordinator


Catholic Archbishop Supports SMI Programs in Abuja, Nigeria


L-R Archbishop J.O Onayekan
 and SMI ABuja Coordinator Adeshina J Mathew



Click here to read full report on the Catholic Archbishop's support
at the launch of SMI 
campaigns in Kawu District, Abuja, Nigeria




UPCOMING EVENT

Click here for information about our upcoming MEGA event in Abuja, Nigeria


A SPEECH DELIVERED BY EMMANUEL JOHN NKANTA; COORDINATOR, BUILD A BETTER NIGERIA VOLUNTEERS, AT THE 2011 ABUJA PEACE AND UNITY DECLARATION AT THE UNITY FOUNTAIN, ABUJA ON THE 31ST OF JANUARY, 2011

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For too long we have taken the back seat, stood in the shadow, tried to suppress our intellect, our knowledge and our understanding. Now is the time to live our National Anthem, Pledge and our constitution. Now is the time to live the promises of Democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark valley of violence and disunity to the sunlit path of peace and unity. It would be fatal for the Nation to over look the urgency of the moment and to underestimate the determination of the oppressed...

click to read full speech  or download full speech from the attachment below


The World Health Organization (WHO)  hosts  SMI Abuja, Stakeholders  and Rural Community Dwellers -- click here to read full report


FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT), ABUJA, NIGERIA
Primary Health Care Board (PHCB) tasks nursing mothers on breastfeeding


Sweet Mother International (SMI) supports the PHCB event  tagged
“A Baby Show” as part of activities to commemorate the 2011 World Breast Feeding Week. Click here to read full reportBreastfeeding

SMI Abuja  Support MISS NGO 2011 Project

It was an African night of entertainment in the nation’s capital and exciting moment for Miss Judith Thompson as she was crowned the winner of the maiden edition of Miss NGO organized by the Sky World Entertainment.

The breath taking event supported by Sweet Mother International which kicked off with a red carpet reception was held at the famous Cyprian Ekwensi Art and Culture Gallery Abuja last Wednesday amidst pomp and pageantry ... Click here for full report and pictures


Click here  to Check out the ABUJA SMI REPORT for OCT 2011.






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John Nze-Bertram,
Feb 1, 2011, 6:12 PM
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John Nze-Bertram,
Feb 1, 2011, 9:23 PM
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