I am a Legal practitioner and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
I have close friends and family members living with sickle cell anemia, however, losing a childhood friend (sister) informed my decision to join Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF).
I started as a volunteer, before I was elevated to the level of an executive. Being a member of SCAF has exposed me to a lot of things. There have been great wins and a fair number of challenges such as, losing two of our founding members and friends (Nura & Awele). However, I believe these are part of the things that feed our drive to help the society and break through sickle cycle.
Bashira Hassan's Bio
Vice President (Projects)
I am a Legal practitioner, a member of the Irish Law Society and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
I became a SCAF member in 2013 at the Nigeria Law School where i was the President for 2013-2014.
I joined because i believe in the aims and objectives of SCAF and i know that with the little i have to offer it could change the lives of many through raising awareness and educating people on the need to know their genotypes and make telling decisions which could affect our tomorrow.
Head of KYGC
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” I join SCAF out of my passion to see to the betterment of humanity, especially people living with the condition. Also I joined the foundation to be involved in raising awareness for sickle cell disease and also to sojourn the stigma associated with sickle cell in Nigeria. SCAF as my choice it serves as the right platform, with a team of qualified young individuals channeling their energies towards achieving a sustainable solution to sickle cell menace .
Project coordinator (2017)
Elmer Aluge's Bio:
Elmer Aluge serves as the project coordinator (2017) for the sickle Cell Aid Foundation, Nigeria. Her experience as a business development consultant coupled with her zeal to impact the sickle cell society in Nigeria is premise for her inclusion to the team. Her understanding of this role stems from her previous participation in the SCAF administrative department. She intends within the appropriated period, to create and harness the potential of new and existing sustainable projects, aimed at ensuring improved quality of life for indigent patients whilst dovetailing national awareness campaigns on Sickle cell disease related issues.