Children's Rights are Human Rights
“10 children found dead in Tanzania..." is a headline that should never exist. Ever. Yet, horrifically, they do. Through our outreach and through our messages, Project Lolo will steadfastly continue our mission so that, in time, these headlines shall cease to be.
Project Lolo was founded with the belief that all children should have equal opportunity and access to healthcare and basic human needs and rights. Sadly, that is not the case for many children around the world. Although no culture or country is immune from failing to protect and provide for its children, the conditions and treatment of children in developing countries are far worse than we can fathom. When that child has a physical, genetic or cognitive difference, their life has little or no value. Many cultures view children with differences as a "curse" or "witch"; often they are killed because of stigmas or fears perpetuated by their own families or villages. Recently, we learned about such an atrocity from Tanzania that targeted kids with albinism. These children were kidnapped, massacred and their bodies mutilated. Their body parts were used to create potions used in rituals. In Ghana, we met children that escaped and survived the practice of infanticide. Project Lolo strives to advocate for all children, especially those with special needs. By providing them the devices or care needed to live life to their fullest, they have the opportunity to advocate for themselves.
The stories we heard compel us to help the kids we met in Ghana. But, we can only help them with your generosity. In our first year of existence, we funded five prosthetic limbs for children at OTC Ghana, our partner facility in Nsawam, Ghana. This year, we hope to triple that number. All gifts and contributions to Project Lolo are tax deductible and give deserving children both a chance to live life to their full potential and the opportunity to stand up for themselves.
Please consider a donation and together, we will promote limitless lives for children with differing abilities.