news - june 2015
This photo was taken by Buby Van Heeten who has helped to sponsor 5 eye camp screenings.
It shows Oscar, our community based worker in the orange shirt explaining about eye disease and what to do if you have a problem. The listeners are members of the community.
Buby is also making a film about the Eye Centre and we look forward to sharing it when it when it is completed!
cupcakes and hard work!
You may remember in the February / March newsletter we told you about Aashni and her mum Sujata who raised an incredible £735 from their cupcake sale. They requested the money went towards children's eye surgery, and many children have already benefited from their hard work.
The first photo shows Kwekwe adjusting to his new sight after bilateral cataract surgery.
The second photo shows Braxton reaching for a lolly after his surgery. He can now see much better!
These children's lives have been transformed by their surgery. They now have a chance at a normal childhood, being able to go to school and play with their friends. We would like to thank Aashni and Sujata for all their hard work that made this possible!
taita gets a facelift
The eye centre opened a satellite clinic in the neighbouring County of Taita after the overwhelmed government clinical officer asked for help, especially with low vision children.
Of course it is crucial that everyone knows where the Clinic is so that they can direct people with poor sight or those with eye problems.
We hope that these signposts will enable many people to reach help and SEE AGAIN!
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and will take place on 1st December 2015. It is run by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in the UK. The simple idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate time, money or their voice to help a good cause. Eyes for East Africa are proud to be partners with #GivingTuesday. If you think you could organise a fundraiser / sponsored event to coincide with Giving Tuesday, or help us raise awareness please contact us! See www.givingtuesday.org.uk for more information.