JCD FOUNDATION

The ideals of the Joselyn Canfor-Dumas Foundation, when translated into reality will go a long way in supporting existing efforts at enhancing the lives of Ghanaian children and children of Africa at large. This is our commitment, a responsibility and contribution towards making our nation and continent a great and strong haven for the future of needy children.

BACKGROUND

Children have the right to an adequate standard of living,healthcare, education and services, and to play and recreation. They also have the right to protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination. This includes the right to safe places for children to play. Unfortunately some children especially those in deprived areas do not get to enjoy these basic human rights. As a Single mother, I have always been passionate about children and their developmental issues. My passion to work closely with children goes back a long way before my career in television begun. This propelled me to make personal contributions to spearhead my foundation. The World Health Organization (W.H.O) report in 2012, showed that the probability of a child dying under age five was 72 per 1000 live birth. Most of the victims are children who do not have access to quality health care. This, I found very alarming and had a strong urge to help improve the health care of needy children and their general living condition. Being a television Personality has landed me a larger platform, to affect the lives of more children positively. A few of such platforms was when I was introduced to the Little Angels Trust and terminally ill children’s ward at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital. Over the last four years I have been personally involved with terminally ill children at korle-bu where I make periodic donations to the ward and finance the treatment of needy children.

MISSION

Support and provide advocacy services for children from birth to the age of 16, with the primary focus of promoting various children related issues, whilst lending a helping hand to make life better for the less fortunate children in our society.

VISION

Our vision is that, every needy child in Ghana and Africa as a whole is given the opportunity to attain their fullest potential in life

GOALS

  • Provide support for children living with HIV/AIDS and Cancer.

  • A face-lift to the terminally ill children’s ward at korle -Bu

  • Provide seed financing and quarterly donations for the general upkeep and healthcare of the children.

  • Set up an educational fund which will award scholarships to brilliant but needy children.

  • Increase the literacy rate of children living in deprived areas.

OBJECTIVES

  • Open a bank account where public donations can be made, for the financing of future projects that the Foundation will be undertaking.

  • Run short adverts on television and on social media, to create awareness on the plight of these children and the need to support this noble cause.

  • Work hand in hand with the Human Rights Organizations such as, the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to advocate legal supports to rescue these children.

  • Renovate low-standard hospitals in the rural areas to make it child friendly as well as providing necessities like bed spreads, television sets,toys,story books,regular laundry and cleaning services etc for the children’s unit of the hospitals.

  • Hold Gala events and fundraisers to support the children’s unit at korle-bu and other identified children facilities & aid in Setting up of libraries, theme parks and sporting facilities for children.