Since 2010, One Young World Ambassadors have positively impacted the lives of over 30 million people from across the world. Dominican native and One Young World Ambassador, Kellyn George, joins her colleagues who are today being featured in the One Young World’s 2020 Impact Report. With a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 3, "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages", Ms George’s work has contributed to the improved access to healthcare for over 3.2 million people globally.
Kellyn George, a Barry alum, founded an NGO called the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation to provide information and education about Sickle Cell Disease in Dominica. George, who serves as director of the organization, recognized the need for additional support because she has had the disease all her life and statistics show that 35% of the citizens of the island have the disease. In January 2015, George was named as one of the winners of the inaugural Queen's Young Leaders Award for her work in improving the lives of her fellow citizens. The awards were bestowed in June 2015.
Since then, the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation has impacted local society through its contributions to both the Health and Education sectors. Annually the NGO impacts the lives of over 3000 people through its established programs and small projects. Most recent contributions include, donations of school supplies to the Goodwill Primary School to offset needs of students created by covid-19 and chronic non-communicable diseases. Future projects are currently being developed to promote healthy lifestyles for persons living with sickle cell disease.
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