Marjorie Bash Foundation (MBF) was founded as Hope Advocacy Nigeria in 2007 and incorporated in 2012 with Corporate Affairs Commission as a non-profit organization in Nigeria. The core mandates of MBF are to improve education, healthcare, and to promote community development, especially in remote parts of Nigeria. Our organization is named after Marjorie M. Bash (1928-2007) of Clinton Township, Michigan (USA) who supported the education of young Nigerians at Obong Christian High School and Obong University (formerly African College of Management).
MBF is run by our President (Dr. Kelechi Eguzo), under the direction of our board of trustees. Our trustees include teachers, medical professionals and an engineer. The President works with the Project Manager to look after individual projects. Most of our projects are delivered by volunteers and staff. Funds for must our activities are raised through charitable donations from our board members, community partners and collaboration with other non-governmental organizations.
Some of our projects include Doctors to Neglected Areas Project (DONAP) Mbiabam, Ibiono LGA Akwa Ibom State. We partnered with local health professionals at University of Uyo Teaching Hospital to deliver health care at this lovely rural community.
World AIDS Day: Marjorie Bash Foundation has partnered with Nigerian Christian Hospital, Nigerian Christian High School and other local organizations to celebrate World AIDS Day (December 1). In 2011, our celebration involved an inter-school quiz competition among schools in Obingwa LGA (Abia State) and Essien Udim LGA (Akwa Ibom state).