EMPOWERED BY YOU, WE WORK EVERY DAY TO SAVE AND TRANSFORM LIVES IN AFRICA.
The GEANCO Foundation saves and transforms the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.
We lead special surgical missions and run maternal and infant health programs in Nigeria. We are working to develop a world-class hospital in the country.
We also donate critical supplies to schools in Nigeria while providing life-changing scholarships to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality.
Our medical mission team hard at work in Nigeria
"I Love This! ! How can i help?"
CNN interviews actor David Oyelowo about our scholarship for victims of terrorism in Nigeria.
Dr. Oz salutes one of our "Global Heroes" and encourages everyone to DONATE to our work!
Several fun 2018 events coming soon!!
Humanitarian and Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch received our 2016 Global Promise Award in Los Angeles.
We partnered with the Oscars® for exclusive donor experiences with hosts Chris Rock (2016) and Jimmy Kimmel (2017).
Our Directors and Special Advisors hold degrees from Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Caltech, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins, among many others. Learn more about Our Leadership, and watch Our Story.
IN THE NEWS
In 2013, The Economist named Nigeria "the worst place for a baby to enter the world."
Our leaders Godwin and Afam Onyema were interviewed on NPR's Worldview program
GEANCO and the Onyema family were profiled by Ebony Magazine
Shop at one of our Merchant Partners, and we receive a donation at no cost to you!
This short video outlines our work - our surgical missions, Clinton Global Initiative anemia program, scholarships for victims of terrorism, and donation of laptops, educational materials and athletic facilities to schools in Nigeria.
JULY 2018 SURGICAL MISSION
We will perform laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries and donate a complete laparoscopic system to our host hospital in Nigeria and train local surgeons in its use. They will then be able to perform the surgeries themselves year-around without us.
NOVEMBER 2017 ORTHOPEDIC MEDICAL MISSION
During our latest mission, we provided 34 free complex hip and knee replacements to poor patients in Nigeria.
In 2015, we donated an innovative bone fracture repair system to our host hospital in Anambra State in Nigeria. This system empowers local surgeons to fix leg fractures on an inexpensive, ongoing basis.
AUGUST 2016 RELIEF MISSION
We made a special presentation of thousands of maternal health, safe delivery kits to the First Lady of Anambra State. We also donated computers, science equipment, and a clean water system to an all-girls school in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.
GET TO KNOW GEANCO WHERE YOU LIVE!
We host fun gatherings all over the country. Please visit our EVENTS page to find an event in your area. We can't wait to see you!