Educational Support - HIV Counseling - HIV Awareness - TB Awareness - Donations - Support Group Meetings
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TO OVC
In 2014 with support from the German Embassy, we commenced after school mathematics and English language lessons for students in JS3 and SS3 to improve their performance during their WAEC, NECO and JAMB exams.
HIV COUNSELING & TESTING
HIV counseling centre had been functional since July 2005 and had been screening/ counseling persons since December 2006, those found to be positive are referred to the ABU Teaching Hospital for clinical management. Presently, Friends for Global Health Initiative in Nigeria (FGHiN), supports us with some Test Kits, with the support we are able to screen all those who come for CT
To empower the less privileged members of the society, provide care, support and education to OVC and succor to persons afflicted by HIV/ AIDS and Tuberculosis.
To reduce the rate of HIV & TB infection and stigmatization to the barest minimum possible, at the same time increasing a better awareness of the infection within the shortest possible time while giving succor to those affected by AIDS, TB and educational support to OVC.
In collaboration with ARFH, we have been conducting Community level mobilization, sensitization and demand creation for TB/HIV services through Behaviour Change Communication strategies carrying out home visits for each smear-positive TB case to identify and evaluate contacts, collect sputum samples from those presumed to have TB and transport to designated DOT centre
Kindly donate to support the future and make a difference through education, empowerment and good health.
A/c No. 1011244430
Sort Code: 057080015
Bank: Zenith Bank, Maitama -Nigeria.
1.The Easterbrook Foundation is a registered NGO with an establishment in Zaria, Kaduna State. The objective of the Foundation is to provide succor to those afflicted by HIV/AIDS, conduct of HIV Counseling (those found to be positive are referred to the ABUTH, Shika for clinical management), prevention of the spread of Tuberculosis (plus referral for treatment) and HIV through awareness campaigns, support and education to OVC (orphans and vulnerable children) and empowerment of the less privileged members of the society.
2.The Foundation is based at No. 90 Club Street, Sabon-gari, Zaria with an office, 3 rooms dedicated for the conduct of HIV Counseling and Testing (one counseling/testing room, a reception and a waiting room) and 2 class rooms. No. 90 Club Street is centrally located in Sabon-gari and about half a kilometer from the Nigerian Army Deport, Zaria. The structure is connected to public utilities. One room and a kitchen are reserved for future use.
3.The idea of establishing an NGO was conceived in 2000 and was to become operational by 2009. However, with the death of our elder brother on the 14th Nov 02 through a RTA and our mother on 7 Dec 02, the Easterbrook family decided to commence humanitarian work without further delay in memory and honor of our late mother and brother. The Foundation was issued her Certificate of registration by the CAC on 1st June 2005 (CAC/IT/NO.18750).
4.The establishment of an HIV Counseling and Testing Centre was decided upon after considering the ravages of the virus within our community. Additionally community level mobilization, sensitization and demand creation for TB/HIV services to increase the identification of all forms of TB cases through house-to-house search, contact tracing and sputum collection was later commenced in collaboration with Civil Society for the Eradication of Tuberculosis in Nigeria (TB-Network). In 2014 with support from the German Embassy, we commenced after school mathematics and English language lessons for students in JS3 and SS3 to improve their performance during their WAEC, NECO, GCSE and JAMB examinations.
5.The Foundation has a President, 5 Trustees, 2 Non Executive Directors as the highest decision making body. The Support Group is run by an elected Chairperson and four other members. For the TB awareness we have 10 Community workers. Finally the Foundation has an M&E officer, a Coordinator, an HIV screening/counseling officer, a cleaner and a security officer.