Safe Haven – A Ray of Hope

Our Mission: “A committed and proactive children’s organization whose advocacy is focused on supporting the underprivileged child and children with disability.”

We will continue to :

  • Be a strong advocacy organization for underprivileged children and children living with disabilities.
  • Give the underprivileged child and children with disability financial, educational, and psychological support.
  • Create activities within the community.
  • Advocate to alleviate poverty among children.
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The organization has made its impact with Blessing and the team playing a key role during the peak of the Covid 19 pandemic: offering psychological help to children and helping with the distribution of supplies. Accommodation support was also rendered to children and their parents in desperate need.

From Queens hospital London: thanks Safehaven a ray of hope for the birthday presents/educational materials for the children

As a team:

  • We are working to bridge existing educational gaps for long term ill children while in the hospital or at home by helping with required curriculum standard presented in ways that learning can be fun and engaging and still achieving successful academic progress for their age.

Well done to Safe Haven A Ray of Hope team! We heard the voice of every child on our list during this festive season.

Special thanks to Sravanthi, Ranadheer, and all who have continued to support our great work at Safe Haven A Ray of Hope with deliveries of Toys, Food items, and cash donations to children in hospitals, orphanages, and homes across the Uk and Africa.

Well done UK and African Team!

CAMPAIGN FOR MORE BAME TO GET ON THE DONOR REGISTRY

Safe Haven a ray of hope began a campaign to get more Black and Asian Minority ethnic background on the donor registry to bridge the gap of 20% of this group in the donor registry as compared to 69% of the European group. No child from the Black and Asian Minority ethnic background critically ill and in need of a lifesaving transplant deserves a long-suffering wait and risk of death due to the lack of people from its own ethnic minority for a lifesaving transplant. DKMS, Chi Onwurah (MP of Newcastle), the Media, Press, and Various organizations and bodies have joined forces in our campaign around the world.

MP of Newcastle has joined forces with us to campaign for more BAME to get on the donor registry.

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She’s One in a Million

The Charity Single Featuring Afrobeat Star Flavour N’abania and UK songstress Anna Reay ‘She’s One In A Million,’ honours the memory of 8-year-old Valerie Olalemi, whose dream was to be “the greatest fashion designer in the world”. Sadly she lost her fight last year following diagnosis her with Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) at the age of 4.

It also pays homage to the 93 to 150 million children globally living with disability, 1 billion under privileged children whom are multi dimensionally poor and those suffering from a rare disease. In UK alone for example, 1 in 2,000 people are diagnosed with a rare disease.

Your donations, download, and stream on the release date of single 7th April 2021(World Health Day) will Support our vision towards building a fashion design and creative centre for underprivileged children and children with disabilities.

 She’s one in a Million Press Release 2021

INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN SUPERSTAR AND UK SONGSTRESS COLLABORATE IN THE RELEASE OF A SINGLE ON WORLD HEALTH DAY.

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Its World Health Day (April 7th 2021)

How can we effectively treat basic health care as a human right?… because it is!
Join the call for action and solidarity, fairer policies and actions to achieve health equity.

World Rare Disease Day 

Director, Mrs Blessing Olalemi and Husband, John Olalemi along with singer, song writer Anna Reay at Valerie’s gravesite, as they release eco friendly balloons to mark world rare disease day.

Valerie was born with a rare disease Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), which causes the immune system to malfunction and prevents it from fighting certain infections. the condition affects about eight people in a million.

Sadly, despite a brave battle, our middle daughter lost her battle with CGD after suffering multiple organ failure last April.

Here is wishing every child who suffers from a rare disease the courage and strength to keep fighting till they overcome. We love you and are rooting for you!

Article of the Month

World Health and Children

Children are the assets of a nation; they are vital to the nation’s present and future because they are vulnerable beings, more at risk of diseases and health complications. When children are shielded from disease, they can grow into healthy adults and contribute to the development of productive and healthy societies. Any nation’s future depends on stable, well-protected, informed, and well-developed children.

In December 1945, officials of Brazil and China proposed the creation of an international health organization that is all-encompassing and absolutely independent from any government powers. Half a year later, in New York, in July 1946, the constitution of the World Health Organization was approved. The said constitution entered into force on April 7, 1948, as 61 countries signed in agreement for the inception of the NGO.As one of the first official acts of World Health Organization(WHO), they created the celebration of World Health Day. It was first observed on July 22, 1949, but the date was later changed to April 7, to encourage student participation.

In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The World Health Day is held to mark it’s founding and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. Over the past 50 years of existence, this annual celebration has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities that extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health. This year’s World Health Day has the theme “building a fairer, healthier world for everyone”.

For this year, WHO notes that COVID-19 has highlighted that some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others – entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age. Before Covid-19, in the UK, 4.2 million children were living in poverty; over 30% of the children in the country (DWP, 2020). This numbers has risen since Covid-19. In Africa prior to Covid-19 more than half the population was living in poverty. In Nigeria, more than 80 million Nigerians were struggling to survive.

As we look back at the past year it is estimated that over 100 million people globally will be living in impoverished conditions by 2022 (Yonzan et al, 2020)

All over the world, some people struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water, and air, food security, and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death, states WHO, and it harms our societies and economies. WHO is calling on leaders to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health.

On this World Health Day, we not only remember children around the globe who do not have access to basic health care, but we also remember children suffering from Rare diseases like Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Neuroblastoma, etc, with little or no cure. Global statistics of 93 and 150 million children with disabilities under the age of 14, In Africa, an estimated 6.4% of children in this age range have moderate or severe disabilities.

In UK alone you have 14.1 million disable people in the UK and 8% of children are disabled. These Children rely on well-meaning individuals for aid and some can only hope that solution to their ailments is discovered soon.

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Quote of the Month

A child can earn their wigs with a little helping hand. It takes little drops to make the world a better place.

By Blessing Olalemi

TOPIC OF THE MONTH

A Safehaven a Ray of hope presentation- Destitution in Children

Every child deserve a future

Listen to the voice of

Shan                                                                                                    Chinese actress

Debi
specialist nurse

Christine
Director maximize education

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