OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE AWARENESS AND EMPOWER CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS LIVING WITH DIABETES.

The charity aims to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes by offering diabetes education programs, patient-centred support and advocacy for people living with diabetes. Provision of information, engagement to advance a cause or policy and reduce the stigma of diabetes. Physical help and advice through one-to-one support, seminars and workshops, printed literature, newsletters, and educational programmes like diabetic camps.

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MISSION

To raise diabetes awareness in the community by educating, supporting, and advocating.

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Purpose

To educate the community on the importance of diabetes management, medication, self-care, wellness and nutrition.

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VISION

To improve our community support system by advocating.

About

Tracey Trada has built the GT Foundation in honour of her father who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 40, but had complications and died at 77 (15.07.1940 — 23.01.2018). My daughter (Geraldine Trada) also suffers from this condition so I want to do everything I can to improve the lives of diabetic children for future generations living in Rwanda.

The GT Foundation (Geraldine Trada Foundation) is a charity that aims to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes by providing diabetes education programs (such as Diabetic camps), patient-centred support and advocacy for patients living with the condition.

The foundation provides information, promotes healthy lifestyles, and physical support through one to one assistance. The foundation seeks to provide assistance for young adults aged from 2-35 who are diagnosed with diabetes and their families.

Founders

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TRACEY TRADA MUTESI

Founder

Tracey is a British/Rwandan mother of four children. Tracey is a healthcare professional who has worked for over 12 years in the NHS and currently a community champion with ‘Diabetes UK’.  

Her oldest daughter Geraldine was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 12 years old when she started secondary boarding school. Sadly, Tracey lost her Dad in 2018, battling Diabetes complications.

The tragedy of nursing her Dad and losing him to diabetic complications, and having a daughter with type 1 diabetes has inspired her to start a non-profit organisation. At the same time, on a summer holiday in Rwanda, she visited Muhima Hospital and was touched by the stories of young people affected by this condition.

Throughout her trials and tribulations between nursing her Dad, caring for her dying mother, and in the middle of having her daughter diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she continues to remain humble. Tracey’s testimony has inspired her to give back to the community.

Geraldine Uwera Trada

Co-Founder

Geraldine Uwera Trada is 17 years old and was born and raised in the UK. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12.

Geraldine visited Rwanda with her mother, Tracey, in the summer of 2019. There, she visited Muhima Hospital to meet with diabetic children who were less privileged than herself. Moved by the fact that where she grew up in the UK, she could get treatment and health care quickly, while in Rwanda, medical care for diabetes is much more challenging to receive.

Some children and their carers travel miles away by foot for a clinic appointment. Many diabetic children cannot afford a meal, let alone the basic health insurance cover, which gives them one dose of insulin a month. All this moved Geraldine and her mother to create a charity that could support children and young adults living with type 1 diabetes.

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