It’s over a decade now and Yvonne Nelson remains passionate about her baby charity project.
The Ghanaian actress started her Glaucoma Foundation in 2010 to raise awareness about the eye condition that left her grandmother blind.
In marking the 10th anniversary of her foundation, Yvonne Nelson organized a Glaucoma essay competition for students to take on a challenge to write and speak about the condition that affected eyesight.
At an event held at the premises of her school, Just like Mama Daycare, 3 students from different schools emerged winners. The winner of the competition, with the 1st and 2nd runners up, won cash of GH5,000, GH3000, and GH2000 respectively.
They also took home GH15,000, Gh10,000, and GH5000 shopping vouchers from Casa Trasacco and other goodies from sponsors of the competition. Other students who also took part in the competition were rewarded.
Speaking at the competition, Yvonne said she staged the competition because she has noticed people have stopped talking about Glaucoma in Ghana and she wants to get the children as ambassadors to carry on the glaucoma awareness campaign.