Our goal is to partner with organisations that specialize in helping South African children with burn injuries. Our goal is to also bring physical and psychological support to all South African children with burn injuries and their families. We believe that with these two very important elements we can help them transform their lives and achieve their full potential.
To assist burn survivors with their psychological support. This will help them discover their full potential, as recovery is a lifelong rehabilitative process. Bring to South Africa the latest technology and equipment to improve burn injuries. It is also our goal to raise funds to fulfill their special wishes through the Avela #TogetherToGift project.
“It all started with Avela. A gorgeous, strong little girl who was only 7 months old. Avela arrived at the burn unit where I was volunteering after her home had gone up in flames. She was suffering from severe burn wounds, and had lost her mother in the fire.
Her bravery shone through while she endured months of treatment. She recovered from her injuries, and left the hospital to be reunited with her family- taking a piece of my heart along with her. Avela made a huge impact on my life, and all I can hope to do through the Avela Foundation, is help make the same impact on other children who need our collective help. Help to remind them how special they are, and what makes them so incredible.” Cami Palomo, Founder.
U-matter: psychological support program for burn survivors and their families lead by a psychologist.
Kimberley Hospital Refurbishment: We will be refurbishing the entire burn ward at Kimberley hospital. This will be on three phases. First phase staring in January 2019 and hoping to complete it by end of May 2019. Phase two and three will start as soon as we get more funding.
Lumenis Ultra Laser Machine: We are trekking in June 2019 to Kilimanjaro to raise funds to buy the second Lumenis Ultra Pulse Laser machine for the Johannesburg area. In 2016 we donated the first one ever in Africa to the War Memorial Red Cross Childrens’s Hospital located in Cape Town. There are many children in Johannesburg area that urgently need this treatment but can’t afford to travel to Cape Town.
68% of South African children younger than 14 years have experienced scalding burn injuries.