Not just an AGM: Wasn’t that a party?!

Categories: News, Volunteers
Close to 100 donors, supporters, board members, staff and longtime friends of Operation Eyesight gathered in Calgary on June 12 – not only for the business of our annual general meeting, but also to celebrate our 50th anniversary of providing sight restoration and blindness prevention in the developing world. We were especially pleased to have… Continue Reading Not just an AGM: Wasn’t that a party?!

Thanks to you: Don McIver

Categories: Eye Surgery, Volunteers
If you live in Campbell River, BC, you might open your mail one day to find a greeting card and gift from an enthusiastic Operation Eyesight supporter… even if you don’t know him personally. For the past 30-plus years, Don McIver has celebrated local milestones by giving friends, strangers and organizations like Rotary and church… Continue Reading Thanks to you: Don McIver

Community outreach enriches life in an Indian slum

Categories: Communities, India
Kevin Davidson is a member of Operation Eyesight UK’s board of trustees and the chief executive officer of Maxwell Drummond, an international executive search firm headquartered in London, England. He visited our Rasoolpura Urban Slum Project during a December business trip to India. We asked him to share his impressions of the visit. Rasoolpura is… Continue Reading Community outreach enriches life in an Indian slum

Community workers: the force behind change – Part 3

Categories: Communities, India

In the last instalment of this three-part series, Kashinath Bhoosnurmath, our senior director for Operation Eyesight in India, describes a more equitable model of engaging community-based workers. Through first-hand experience I have observed the gaps in stated values and principles of some organizations and their actual practices. I have shared my observations and analysis with… Continue Reading Community workers: the force behind change – Part 3

Community workers: the force behind change – Part 2

Categories: Communities, India

In part 2 of this three-part series (read part 1 here,) Kashinath Bhoosnurmath, our senior director for Operation Eyesight in India, continues in his description of community workers who are often caught between their own quest for change and the organizations that employ them. The community workers I met willingly accepted offers made by non-governmental… Continue Reading Community workers: the force behind change – Part 2