Created Date: June 09, 2016
TOUCH A CELL DANCE-A-THON
This aims to educate children and youths in Public and Private Secondary Schools at various Local Government Areas on the disorder. The focus is on the importance of these young people knowing their genotype as well as breaking barriers of ignorance and stigma. The “Dance-a-Thon” is a dance competition which involves Secondary School Senior Students dance groups and Youth groups. They compete for prizes, and they are expected to perform a dance that depicts Sickle Cell. This is accompanied by short talks on Sickle Cell Disorder and, most importantly, the provision of free genotype and blood group testing. Since its inception, over 20 secondary schools and over 1500 youths have participated in this event. They have received free tests and education on the disorder - previous events have been held in Yaba, Ajegunle, Surulere and Ikeja.