Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2015 -- When in Need Foundation provides educational grants to people from disadvantaged communities both in the United States and Africa. The group also provides preventive health education on various medical conditions, supports individuals with autism and other disabilities, and sustains clean energy initiatives. The group has organized a variety of fairs, seminars, and workshops to generate awareness of preventive healthcare education, especially in the past year. The organization recaps all of their efforts to review what they have accomplished regarding their mission.
In 2014, When in Need Foundation completely rebuilt a school building at the Samuel Njemanze Memorial Primary School Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, that can accommodate more than 100 students, complete with a new water system that serves the entire community. The organization also provided the school's 288 students and 14 teachers with books, writing materials and supplies. The school was able to obtain new furniture as well.
Another achievement includes organizing a health fair that was conducted for the school and community, which catered to over a hundred people in addition to screenings for high blood pressure and malaria. Nearby, the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy, St. Joseph's Home for Orphans and Destitute at Okwu Uratta Owerri North LGA, were provided with cash gifts, provisions and food items presented by the When in Need Foundation.
Students at 3 different schools in Philadelphia; St. Francis de Sales school, John W. Hallahan Catholic High School and The City School (formerly known as Philadelphia Mennonite High School) were presented financial scholarship awards by When In Need. Books, writing materials, educational supplies and Ebola detection kits were also donated to the LED Primary School Kayarda, Kuje area, FCT Abuja. Other donations during the year went to the Daughters of Providence Convent in Obodo, Ahiara Mbaise, Imo State in Nigeria to supply hearing and speech impaired students with food, books, supplies, thermometers, household items and financial assistance.
In addition, the organization participated in the Clinton Global Initiative's 20/30 event in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA alongside business and government leaders, industry innovators and global leaders of tomorrow. Other events that the group participated in is the fundraising launch by the Coalition of West African Countries affected by Ebola (COWACAE) in Philadelphia and the Wall Street Economic Summit organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push to identify ways of increasing the participation of minorities in technology. The Wall Street Economic Summit also promoted equal opportunity for diverse employees.
With the outstanding efforts produced by the organization, minorities were assisted with achieving educational goals. In 2015, the staff continues to focus on informing individuals about preventive care measures that can be taken to avoid diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, HPV and kidney disease.
For more information on the WIN Foundation, please visit http://www.winfound.org.
About WIN Foundation
The When In Need Foundation is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt non-profit organization that aims to assist people from disadvantaged communities. When In Need's services can be summarized by an acronym called P. A. G. E. which means:
- Prevention(preventive health education)
- Autism (autism support and other disabilities)
- Grants (grants for disadvantaged individuals in education and vocation)
- Energy(energy initiatives for sustainable clean environment)
Through community outreach, the group raises public awareness about educating individuals on preventing health issues. Minorities are provided with educational grants and financial support for education with donations generated from the foundation's efforts.
For more information on this organization, please visit http://www.winfound.org or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/winfound