Cancer in young people is very rare, with around 2,500 new cases diagnosed each year in UK..
It’s also sometimes difficult to diagnose. That’s why it is vitally important that everyone understands the warning signs. So it can be spotted early if it does occur.
SAOF’s youth empowerment originated from passion that the setman had for youngsters. He loved guiding youngster with both intellectual knowledge and personal counsel. Although we hope sometimes in the future our youth empowerment will grow to sponsoring education and more, because education provides children with opportunities to escape poverty, gain a voice in their community and experience a better quality of life. But at the moment we only advocate for teenage cancer only.
Fact has it that, more than 1,000,000 children around the world develop cancer each year. Millions are in care! Over the last 50 years, childhood cancer survival rates have more than doubled. For a parent, having a child diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult, emotional and overwhelming experiences they will ever face.
By making their parent/guardian to have handy information to guide them to detect early any symptoms so that cure will be possible, and also having them to know the real truth about what pose danger to their health.
We have successful outing in London November 30th 2013 and we hope very soon to do more of this both in UK and in Nigeria as well. The organisation’s teenage cancer advocacy programme will soon get into Nigerian youths. And also in the future we wish to really touch lives of thousands of hopeless youth in nurturing, advising and helping them to make write decisions, so that they won’t be victims of any kind of health problems within our advocacy line ups..