Dutch Meyer, Founder and Executive Director started working in the humanitarian field over 15 years ago with a trip to Rwanda. From there he has managed to travel to many parts of the world Vietnam to Santo Domingo, Kenya to Afghanistan with various aid groups distributing wheelchairs to people with disabilities. In 2007 he formed YEKO ANIM/Kid’s First Enterprise Ghana with the help of his wife BL and a few friends they managed to raise funding to do the first of their projects in Kwahu Tafo. Prior to becoming an aid worker dutch worked as a carpenter and a nanny and is a life long fine artist.
BL Meyer, after Dutch’s trip to Rwanda we began doing volunteer outreach work bringing wheelchairs and mobility equipment to countries that needed them. It was after our first trip to Kenya, we knew that eventually the volunteer road would bring us back to Africa. The programs of YEKO ANIM are closely tied to all I have done in my work life. My background includes several years of teaching and educational program development in the United States and the United States Virgin Islands. I spent the next 20 years in international business development for rehabilitation equipment manufacturing companies. I hope to bring a unique perspective to the programs we support in Kwahu Tafo, but I know as a lifelong learner I will receive much more knowledge than I could ever hope to give.