Fostering Support and Connection: VSF’s Plans and Goals
Hello, and welcome to June. We want to thank you once again for your support and encouragement as we continue to render financial aid and emotional support to pregnant women with histories of infertility, recurrent miscarriages and stillbirths.
We have several projects and initiatives planned for this year, and we will reveal them to you in due time. Currently, we are assessing new eligible beneficiaries; carrying out statutory background checks and reviewing their medical records and histories. We aim to provide support to thirty women through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond, and we are confident that we will achieve this goal. Currently we have 7 beneficiaries and we are working towards getting 23 more pregnant women.
All of our babies are thriving, and our program officers are in touch with the families to ensure that they are well-fed and receiving all the nutrition they need.
Our partnership with the Hospital Management Board, particularly with the Mother and Child Hospital in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, continues to be fruitful. To date, the Foundation has financed medical treatment at the hospital for eight women who had previously struggled with infertility, recurrent miscarriages, and stillbirths, enabling them to give birth to healthy babies. The hospital’s medical expertise and investigative support have been invaluable, and they have also been instrumental in providing high-quality healthcare to new mothers and infants. Additionally, the hospital has pledged to support our efforts to care for the 7 pregnant women presently on our program and the others who will be joining our program this year.
Plans are underway for another outreach to sensitise women on prevalent issues in pregnancy.
One of our campaigns for the year is the 20SmilesFor20Years initiative. For this initiative, we will be collaborating with donors to offset the growing cost of providing support for our beneficiaries. To complement these efforts, we will be organising walkathons, encouraging individual campaigns and also unveiling VSF merch (products) this year.
This month, we will also be rolling out a new series tagged “Meet Our VSF Mums” where the women will be sharing their stories, challenges as well as their hopes and aspirations.
We are intensifying efforts to cultivate partnerships and collaborations that can assist us in advancing the Foundation’s objectives. We will be sharing news later this year, so, please stay tuned.