Spring of Life Egbe (96407)
Spring of Life Counseling Center is an arm of Spring of Life ECWA, Jos. It is a Christian non-governmental agency (NGO) established in 2007 by SIM (Serving in Missions). It has been managed by Pastor Taiye Alabi since 2008. The Center is registered with the Social Welfare Department of Yagba West Local Government, Kogi State. It is one of the approved sites by National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) for Antiretroviral therapy (ART). The Center partners with agencies such as Hope Alive, and is a regular participant in World Aids Day and ECWA Annual Conferences.
Spring of Life offers voluntary counseling and testing at the centre in Egbe and in village outreaches. For those infected with HIV, follow-up counseling continues after they have been discharged from hospital.
Under the Home-Based Care program, trained volunteers come and keep the discharged patients "comfortable." They also help educate and model some basic caring practices. The volunteers encourage the caregivers to care for their loved ones without fear by taking a few simple precautions.
Spring of Life Egbe also plans to hold a Support Club for those with HIV and AIDS. It will be a forum for learning to live positively with the HIV virus. The activities include testimonies, sharing, praying and singing together, health seminars, income generation talks and advocacy.
Services to the RegionThroughout the period 2011-2015, 12,987 people were tested and counseled. 146 males and 289 females tested positive in the region. Forty one outreaches were conducted in schools, market places, community gatherings and at ECWA conferences.
Current Services Offered
Monthly Support Group
The Center relies solely on donations from private donors. As an approved SIM project (#96407), funds received from donors are distributed through SIM Nigeria to the center. Fiscal accountability is maintained through monthly reports. Governmental assistance is offered through the provision of ARV drugs and some equipment provided by the Center for Integrated Health Projects (CIHP).
Your financial partnership will empower this ministry to continue giving a Christian response to HIV and AIDS. This project pays two Nigerian staff and supports the ministries of the Centre.
If you have medical or administrative skills, there is a place for you in this ministry. To find out more go here.
Project Number: 96407 Current Funding Progress:
Note: Financial information is updated quarterly and therefore may not reflect the data reported in a more recent article.