Jordan Foundation was founded by Vanessa Bahati, a Rwandan in November 2015, after receiving the devastating news that their fourth child, Jordan, was born blind and he would never be able to see.
Every year, Jordan Foundation receives 20 children suffering from impaired vision, are treated and those that recover are sent back to their homes.
Jordan Foundation’s CEO, Bahati Vannessa told IGIHE that in 2019 among the children they received, six are now ready to be sent to their families for they have recovered completely.
“The treatment was successful, six are healed and now we will be following up on them after they have returned to their families,” she said.
The treatment administration was concluded on 23rd, December 2019.
Children that have benefited from this program are now about 40 where in the first group two were sent to their homes and now the second group is releasing six.
The Jordan Foundation takes care of visually impaired children between the ages of 3-9, who come from poor families in Rwanda; offering them an opportunity to lead a normal life like other children.
In 2016, Vanessa Bahati, the founder of Jordan Foundation was among the youth that received awards from the First Lady, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, the CEO of Imbuto Foundation in the awarding event known as YouthConnekt Champions and Celebrating Young Rwanda Achievers Awards (CYRWA) that are scheduled every once in two years.