EMPOWERED BY YOU, WE SAVE AND TRANSFORM LIVES IN AFRICA EVERY DAY.
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 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.
Celebrity supporters endorse our work in this short video, which features Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Oyelowo, Yvonne Orji, Chris Rock, Jimmy Kimmel and Dr. Oz.
2019 Bay Area Event - Thursday, May 2
Humanitarian and Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch received our 2016 Global Promise Award in Los Angeles.
We partner with The Oscars® to offer exclusive donor experiences.
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."
GEANCO leaders Godwin and Afam Onyema interviewed on NPR's Worldview program
Short video outlines our work - surgical missions, anemia screening and treatment, maternal health-safe delivery program, scholarships for victims of terrorism, and donation of laptops, educational materials and athletic facilities to schools in Nigeria.
JULY 2018 SURGICAL MISSION
We performed laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries, trained local surgeons and donated much-needed laparoscopic equipment.
NOVEMBER 2017 ORTHOPEDIC MEDICAL MISSION
We provided 34 free complex hip and knee replacements to poor patients in Nigeria.
In 2015, we also donated an innovative bone fracture repair system to a university teaching hospital in Nigeria. This system allows local surgeons to repair leg fractures in an inexpensive, ongoing, sustainable way.
SPECIAL RELIEF MISSION
In August 2016, 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!