Wednesday, February 12, 2014

JENAR 2013 Medical Mission

Hello Friends,
You may be wondering what happened to one of your favorite Foundation. We are excited to share what have been happening with JENAR  in the past two years.

JENAR introduced and taught West African dance known as High life  to few local schools and in the community  as a fundraiser. This idea was brought to our attention at the  last medical visit in 2011 by an eight year old  boy who thought this would be his way of giving back to the people that have been sending  him help.

JENAR also  took  time to assess its goals and decided that energy should be placed in the renovation of the old Nya's Clinic for the following reasons.

  1. The Clinic would benefit more people in need.
  2. People would have an official site where they can go for follow-up care after the team have visited and gone.
  3. Medical Professionals and Individuals who may visit Calabar, Nigeria for Volunteer trip would have a permanent place to provide care.
  4. This clinic would be available to give care to children, women, elderly and poor for free  or on sliding fee scale. 

With this in mind the Foundation went to work  quietly seeking  donors to begin the  renovation of  the old  Nya's Clinic  in December  2013. A two week expedition was undertaken by a handful of volunteers  to jump start the renovation effort.

Six  people from USA made a three day trip to Calabar, Cross River State Nigeria and two from South Africa joined. The team were  greeted with four more mission volunteers in Calabar, Nigeria who were waiting and ready to roll their sleeves and give the Old Nya's Clinic a face lift to bring this old clinic to a functional state.

On the first day we met with the owner of the clinic Dr. Emmanuel Nya Sr and the Project Manager Mr. Ekpo Ayi to receive our instructions. Both Dr. Nya Sr, a  retired Family Practitioner and the Project Manger were so excited,  the aged medical doctor commented that he was so happy to see this renovation effort taking place during his life time.

Mr. Ekpo Ayi the project manager took over and gave the team a tour of the clinic and noted that the clinic is a two story building therefore  we have a lot of  work ahead of us.
He outlined the steps needed to get the the renovation project started.
  • Removal of mold from the second level of the building because the second level was not completed it collects mold. Project Manager explained that  in Nigeria  it rains six months of year and mold lives on  that. He added if the clinic is to help its patients it cannot contribute to making them sicker. 
  • Plastering of the wall after molds have been removed.
  • Sealing of the walls to prevent the recurrence of molds.
The group worked very hard to complete removing of the mold and plastering the walls during the brief stay.

The effort to seal the wall would continue under the supervision of the project manager and  weekly update of the progress will be discussed  with  JENAR president.

Upon  sealing  the wall to prevent water sipping to the first floor of the building where offices, waiting area, patient  rooms etc are located, our next goal would be to roof the  second  level to prevent  the recurrence of mold permanently.

JENAR Foundation continues to seek new partners both in USA and in Nigeria.While in Nigeria JENAR made some contacts and  received donations from  some companies in Calabar, Nigeria.

 SAVE October 3-18,2014 for another mission trip &  be ready to experience a life changing event.Help us spread the word and  if you, family and friends would like to be a part of this expedition send me an email @  as we are beginning to gather list of volunteers.

A heartfelt thank you goes to one of the Board members Hon. Pastor Essien Ayi   who donated the cost  of ticket  to Nigeria  to jump start the project.

We thank each and every supporters who have contributed generously  in the past.

There is still more work ahead to bring this clinic to its functional state and  to keep the momentum  for this renovation going , JENAR  Foundation ask that you greatly benefit this project by  your generous  tax deductible donation  support mail to JENAR Foundation 2181 Polk Ave Ogden UT 84401.
Your donation will  help children grow to their full potential.

2013 wall with mold removed
2013 team working on removing mold

THANKS!               THANKS!           THANKS!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Medical Mission Trip Report 2011

Hello Friends and Supporters,
Season Greetings, I am back from Calabar, Nigeria. I'm sorry that the Internet support was not available  for me to do the periodic posting of our activities as I promised.
While in Calabar we conducted medical wellness mission in  partnership with the Efik National Association. Thirty eight medical professionals from various specialities, individuals and organizations participated. With all your support, prayers and donations we were successful in providing medical  access to vulnerable populations in rural areas.
Over six hundred people received free help in the following areas:
  • Disease prevention
  • Early diagnosis
  • Pediatric and new born care
  • Breast cancer awareness
  • Roll back malaria
  • Blood pressure screening and stroke prevention
  • Diabetic education/awareness and
  • Cholesterol testing.
JENAR  took the lead in the Roll Back Malaria and partner with the Cross River State and Red Cross for this preventive outreach.
JENAR  team met with Mr. Bassey O. Duke , Program Manager and Dr. Onebiene Ana , Program Officer and Coordinator Distribution Campaign for Odukpani Local Government Area for a planning meeting and  discuss a strategy that would advocate this program to the benefit of the people.
The team went to Akpap Okoyong  ( a rural community)and met with the community leaders and the citizens. We conducted Malaria prevention education, then moved to individual homes and help hang mosquito nets.
JENAR donated sets of books to the primary school in this local area, gave out over the counter reading glasses and made plans for an eye doctor and a technician to return in a later date and do  eye exams and give out the  remaining prescription glasses.
JENAR  Foundation received write up in a local newspaper "The Drum" for the work and donations given to the people.
It is was very emotional that we could not served all the residents that came out for the free clinic and on  behalf of  the beneficiaries of this successful trip we say  thank you so much  for your selfless act, interest and concern for others. Happy Holidays
Attached  are some pictures of the events that took place  in Calabar, Nigeria 2011  Medical mission.
Here are JENAR Volunteer Opportunities in 2012
  • Reconstruction of Nya's Clinic
  • Vision care
  • Disease  prevention
  • Urology- constructive and pediatrics
  • Gynecology
  • General medical screening and early diagnosis
  • Spiritual mission
We will again be recruiting medical professionals from various specialties , individual and organization to join us next year.
Fundraising  opportunities and activities in preparation of this trip will be posted  after the Holiday Season Until then we  we wish you and your family a very happy holiday and best wishes for happiness in the new year.

Waiting for treament

Waiting for treament

Trying over the counter eye glasses

 Roll Back Malaria Event

                                         JENAR Volunteers

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

JENAR Foundation

Hello friends.
I am writing to to let you know that I am on my way to Calabar , Nigeria for J ENAR Foundation medical mission. When I get there and begin the work that you support so  generously , I will be posting updates periodically due to electrical difficulties. Thanks

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

JENAR Recent Fundrasing Event

Here are some pictures taken in our last fundraiser event hosted at Horizonte Training center in Salt Lake City on September 10, 2011.

Please listen to  Cultural Connection aired by KSL102.7 FM or 1160 AM radio on the October 8, 2011 at 7 a.m or 4 p.m. I was privileged to be on this Talk Show and speak about the plight of malaria in Nigeria.
Our time to travel to Calabar, Nigeria for a medical wellness outreach is approaching soon . A total of 40 personnel from all medical speciality and individuals have committed to give their time and expertise to this project. Please pray for us on this project and we hope to bring back plenty of pictures to connect you  with the work done and to see where your donations both in kind and monetarily have made a difference.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

JENAR Early Thanksgiving Drive

Dear Friends,
My last posting talked about joining us  for trip to Nigeria for a medical wellness outreach. Here is an event that you can support in preparation for the trip and get information on how you can journey with us to  Calabar, Nigeria and save children.
JENAR is gearing up for a fundraiser event  to bring awareness about the plight of malaria disease to Salt Lake Community on September 10, 2011. We hope that all our friends will support this event.
We will be meeting @ the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center 1234 South Main Salt Lake City from 1- 8p.m
Entrance fee is $10.00 for adult , children 12 and under free. There would be many activities ie games, African Drumming  Storytelling and Yard Sales.

Every 3 minutes a child is dead from MALARIA disease and you can save a child

JENAR in partnership with  Efik National Association another non-profit organization based in Maryland is embarking on a medical wellness trip to Calabar, Nigeria in October.  Participants would depart USA on October 14- 24,2011. There are several openings for medical professionals from all  area of specialty,individuals and organizations to join this wonderful outreach project All  that is required is to pay your round trip fare, get your required shots and apply for visa . Arrangement have been made to obtain visa as a group .
If you are unable to come with us , please send your tax deductible donation to JENAR Foundation @ 2181 Polk Ave Ogden, UT 84401
 All proceeds will be taken to Calabar to support  the children .
Thank you so much for being a friend to the needy.

Friday, August 19, 2011


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