Ma’ajin Watari Foundation Trains 100 Female Doctors in Kano

In fulfilling its promise the Ma’ajin Watari Foundation has made provision for the sponsorship of 100 girls from the senior secondary school level to the completion of their university (medical) training.

Investigation revealed that already, the Kano state Science and Technical School Board has dedicated a class in each of the Girls Science College, Garko, Girls Science and Technical School Kofar Nassarawa Kano, for the project. Whereas the latter will take its students from the eight metropolitan local governments, the former will accommodate the rest of the 36 local councils.

A former head of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Alhaji Abba Ahmed, who is the present Ma’ajin Watari and District head of Kano in Kano, said he is doing this through his Ma’ajin Watari Foundation to address the acute shortage of female medical doctors in the state. We intend to start with 100 students of SS I up to SS III.

According to him, “the idea of this project came to me as a result of the public outcry that most of the doctors who examine our women even in gynecology cases are men, which is bad, as it given room for all sorts of unpleasant possibilities.

“That is why we began this as a pilot project where we will sponsor 100 girls from the senior secondary level to the completion of the medical course. We intend to sponsor 50 female students annually,” he averred.

The traditional title holder further revealed that through the selection criteria rests with the state Ministry of Education, he had made it clear that only brilliant and indigent girls will benefit from the scheme.

“we have already set aside some estates whose proceeds will be used in founding this project” he said “I have also told my family not to tamper with the arrangement even on my demise, so as to bequeath a legacy to our progeny yet unborn.


Ma’ajin Watari Foundation Donates Drugs Worth N.7m To Sickle Cell Patients

Ma’ajin Watari Foundation in Kano state has donated drugs worth N700, 000.00 to the sickle cell patients in Murtala Mohd. Hospital, Kano.

Donating the drugs at pediatric Department of the hospital last week, the chairman Board of Trustee of the Ma’ajin Watari Foundation, Dr. Ahmad Abba and the District Head of Kabo who led members said “the donation was targeted at ailing children whose parents cannot afford the drugs for them”.

He said “about 1,000 patients would benefit from the drugs for the next one year based on normal prescription of the drugs by doctors, and hoped the drugs would be distributed to the needy patients”

Dr. Abba said the Ma’ajin Watari foundation has taken into consideration the shortage of female Doctors in the state and has adopted measures to sponsor 100 medical students from SS1 up to the University level, and arrangements to that effect has reached advanced stage.

The District Head called on government to view this foundation as partner in progress in trying to assist the less privilege patients to partner with organization in alleviating the suffering of sickle cell patients especially those from poor homes. He is seeking poor homes. He is seeking moral support from the government for his programme to enable poor females in SS1 (science) pursuing medicine to benefit from the programme in this academic year.

Also, the foundation called on the Kano state government to support the program, which is in line with Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on policy in education.

Despite its gesture, the foundation noted that is should not be viewed as challenging the good will of government.
Prominent among those present at the presentation are the Board of Trustees Members of the foundation, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa and Sheikh Ibrahim Khalid.

The chief Medical Director of the hospital Dr. Tanko Mohammed while receiving the drugs thanked the founder and board of trustees of the Ma’ajin Watari Foundation for the gesture and promised to give the drugs to the targeted patients.