Founder of the Jay Foundation, a pre-term babies NGO, Naa Kuorkor Mayne Eghan has been awarded the 2021 Humanitarian Awards for Child Protection.
She was honored at this year’s edition of the Humanitarian Awards Global, held yesterday September 18.
Expressing excitement over the recognition, Mrs. Mayne-Eghan called for more involvement in humanitarian activities.
She said, “I’m very excited to be recognized with this award, knowing how far the Jay Foundation has come.”
“We just set out to impact the lives of preterm babies and their mothers by donating basic necessities, refurbishing Neonatal Intensive Care Units, and creating awareness on premature birth in many hospitals across the country.”
She added “after close to two years of doing God’s work, what more recognition can we ask for. I want to use this opportunity to reach out to individuals and organizations to make the move to also engage in humanitarian activities so that together we can make the world a better place.”
Even though Mrs Mayne-Eghan was looking to win the Humanitarian of the Year, but lost out, she expressed that this was the beginning of many more good things to come.
The event attracted a large number of humanitarians, stakeholders, and change-makers who are working in their various fields across the globe to make the world a better place.
It was held under the theme ‘Celebrating change makers’.
The Awards is organized annually to recognize, honor, and celebrate volunteer leaders, NGOs, philanthropists, corporations, and professionals with the aim to advance the importance of their incredible contributions to society.
The project also provides a platform for humanitarians to tell their stories, share their impact, and network with others in the field.
The Jay Foundation has since its birth barely two years ago, made several donations to the NICU’s of over five hospitals in the country including the Tema General Hospital, Nsawam Hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Shai-Osudoku District Hospital, amongst others