“I thought about ending my life. It was better than living in such misery, depending on my wife to take care of me.” Said Kwaku, a 75-year-old man from a small town in Ghana. Kwaku is speaking about his eye injury. A spark flew into his eye from a lit match while he was working… Continue Reading This light shines brightly once more with the Gift of Sight!
March 8th is International Women’s Day. Let’s take a moment to recognize the thousands of women who make our community health worker program great! They’re proud to be caregivers for their entire communities. Take Harriet, for instance. Harriet lives in the village of Dominase in Ghana. Harriet is an Operation Eyesight-trained community health worker, and… Continue Reading Celebrating community health workers on International Women’s Day
We’re happy to say that we’ve been fighting avoidable blindness and restoring sight for 55 years now, with the help of donors like you – and one of our most rewarding and important goals is helping our partner hospitals, government departments and communities achieve sustainable practices. This means that after our work in a region… Continue Reading The effects of your generosity goes on – long after our work is done!
Ruth is an 11-year-old girl who lives with her family in a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Ruth’s father moved to Ghana’s capital city of Accra in search of new opportunities, and now Ruth lives with her mother and her two siblings in a room rented in an apartment compound. Ruth’s mother Dora is… Continue Reading A pair of eyeglasses restores a girl’s future and independence!
Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend, and we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of everything your incredible support has made possible, and more importantly, to THANK YOU for all that you do! Thanks to you… Thirteen-year-old Tom (and thousands of children, women and men) in the Lake Kariba area, Zambia, received… Continue Reading Thank YOU for all that you do!