Kellyn George

Activist Type
Human Rights

Kellyn George, a healthcare activist from the village of Mahaut in Dominica, was featured in the 'One Young World's 2020 Impact Report,' which centered on Sustainable Development Goal 3, aiming to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. George founded the 'Sickle Cell Cares Foundation,' an NGO dedicated to providing information and education about sickle cell disease in Dominica. With a personal connection to the disease and recognizing that 35% of the island's citizens also suffer from it, George's efforts were recognized when she received the inaugural Queen's Young Leaders Award in London in January 2015. The Sickle Cell Cares Foundation has made a substantial impact on local society, particularly in the health and education sectors, annually reaching over 3000 people through its programs and projects. Recent initiatives include providing school supplies to Goodwill Primary School to support students affected by COVID-19 and chronic non-communicable diseases. George is actively working on future projects to promote healthy lifestyles for individuals living with sickle cell disease, demonstrating her ongoing commitment to improving healthcare and well-being in her community.

Artwork by
Jenae Bell

In this piece, Jenae exhibits her contemporary tropical style in the form of digital art. This vibrant and highly saturated color pallet is traditionally used in Dominican artwork by many artists. It was important to portray Kellyn George as a figure to be respected while still making sure that her caring humanity shines through. She's situated in an array of plants, representative of her activism in her field of health and wellness as well as highlighting her heritage as a citizen of The Nature Isle of the world.

Dominica

Dominica Falg
Capital
Roseau
Founded
November 3, 1978
Demonym
Dominican
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