YDA is a charity dedicated to supporting children and adolescents with diabetes and their families in Hong Kong. YDA was set up in 2001 with the vision that no child should be held back because of diabetes. Its aim is to provide support and information for every child, adolescent and family affected by diabetes.
Chellaram Foundation has donated over HK$ 100,000 to YDA during 2019 -20 supporting its fund raising events and has funded a pilot programme for Continuous Glucose Management (CGM) for needy children with diabetes in Hong Kong.
Mrs Joanna Hotung, Chairperson Emeritus and co-founder of YDA, is the mother of an adult daughter who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of seven. Joanna is a Licentiate of Trinity College, London. She is the founder of the KG Group, which provides arts, English language and early years education across Asia. She is the winner of several awards, including SCMP Women of Our Time and AmCham Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She serves on the boards of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Playright Children’s Play Association and The Women’s Foundation.