The Yeloto African Children Foundation will be visiting Ghana between December 11th – 14th, 2018. YELOTO seeks to positively impact the lives of impoverished children through provision of basic necessities, medical care, and education.
According to the founder, Dr. Oluyemi Olawaiye, Pharm,D, YELOTO sponsors children’s parties annually for kids residing in orphanages. Last year we worked in partnership with a company based in South Africa that makes hearing aid devices for deaf children. We were able to provide 2 brilliant children of West Rand School in Guateng, Johannesburg the hearing aid devices they desperately needed, thereby giving these children a new lease on life.
In addition to social events we also provide monetary scholarships to assist indigent children, homeless or otherwise, in elementary and high school. We pay for the full cost of surgeries for children whose parents are not able to meet these costs ANNUALLY. YELOTO directly works with the Chief Medical Director of Lagos State Teaching Hospital, and we hope to form similar relationships in Ghana.
In discussing our December 2018 mission, Dr. Olawaiye pointed out, “One of the ongoing goals of Yeloto Inc. is to find children annually who may have slipped through the proverbial healthcare cracks in African hospitals.” This year the Yeloto team tapped into the networks of a US-based Ghanaian physician, Dr Christian Bannerman, an Emergency Physician in New York, to lead the team in its efforts in Ghana.
Per Dr Bannerman, “Depending on our budget and funds available, we will partner with a hospital with children whose parents, for whatever reason, are not able to afford the cost of the child’s healthcare treatment. It is for situations like these where we hope to come and alleviate such burdens from the family and cover the operative and post-operative medical costs of the lucky child or children. Our plan is to partner with Korle Bu teaching hospital and help disadvantaged children. We have also identified Enough Grace Foundation (an orphanage) located in Accra-North. 3rd Lafa street, Awoshie- Accra, Ghana as our target orphanage for 2018. We will visit them with gifts and financial assistance.”
YELOTO was created in 2011 by Dr. Oluyemi Olawaiye, Pharm,D, with the support of his wife Dr. Regine Bruny-Olawaiye, MD/MBA.
YELOTO seeks to positively impact the lives of impoverished children through provision of basic necessities and education.