Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation (CAF) was founded by Dr. Emmanuel Yao Voado. It was established in Ghana as a charitable Trust Deed duly registered on 21st February, 2014 at the Registrar-General’s Department in Accra with the registration number CG089012014. Recently, on the 16th January, 2015 the foundation’s name was changed from Mawuena Foundation to CAF. In the future as part of the vision, we will have sister charities registered in other countries.
Dr. Voado is from a poor family who got the opportunity to study in Cuba for 17 years on scholarship without paying a dime. He saw the Cuban government training thousands of students of foreign nations in different courses at the polytechnic and university levels, who then went to their home countries to contribute to their development.
In their final years in Belize, at the epitome of their medical career, they began to ask about why they are on this earth and how they could contribute to putting a smile in people’s faces all the additional days the Almighty permits them to live. In the year 2013, by His guidance, they started to select all the groups of people that are the helpless, the destitute, the vulnerable, the outcast with the purpose of converting them by the grace of God, into the cornerstone of the edifice, transforming them from “nobody” to somebody”.
After 28 years, he has decided to come back to Africa with his family, to help his people as he has come to the convincing realisation that he is more needed here than in the United States of America.
He saw the compassionate character of the Americans in the hospitals and churches which were the two environments he worked and worshiped and he saw how the two organisations will selflessly use their vacation days to go about doing good to the impoverished nations giving out their substance and technical knowhow.
They were deeply touched by the spirit of selflessness of the Cubans and the Americans and this helped to shape their world view in the subconscious level till they came to the conscious realisation that a meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being prefect. It is about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others. It is only then that we could have a full, happy and contented life. That is the motive why, by divine grace, they have been able to abandon their lucrative and most rewarding jobs in the Diaspora and now back home to give back to Africa.