The New Covenant Church (NCC), Ijokodo, Ibadan nestles on an expanse of greenery uncommon for a place of worship in the ancient city. There, on Saturday, 30th September 2017, the Richard Coker Foundation conducted an awareness seminar on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD).
It had rained for several days consecutively and that Saturday was no exception. Yet the parishioners braved the rain and the resulting cold drought to attend an enlightenment talk on a condition better known by its myths than by its realities.
Many have had direct interaction with SCD if not in their nuclear but certainly in their extended families – often times in both. The seminar was billed to last 90 minutes but in the end it lasted over three hours.
It was the annual NCC women’s conference, where a health talk on topical health conditions is the norm. President of the Covenant Women, Ijokodo Conference, Mrs. Asaolu commended RCF for the seminar and enjoined attendees to pass insights gained on SCD to their respective families and communities.
Participants received copies of African Sickle Cell News & World Report, courtesy RCF.