Evans is 17 years old and lives with his grandmother in a small fishing community in Ghana. His grandmother works hard on her farm, earning just enough to take care of their little family. Sadly, Evans couldn’t help out at home or on the farm because he struggled with his vision. He’s a seventh-grade student, but… Continue Reading A life is now in focus, thanks to you!
In Ghana, we were honoured to work with many partners in 2017. Together with Ghana Health Services, Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and Swiss Red Cross, we communicated the results of the National Blindness and Visual Impairment study — the first of its kind in the country. We’re excited about this… Continue Reading Thank you for another great year in Ghana!
“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!