As we work to eliminate avoidable blindness and attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality and good health and well-being, our focus on communities remains key to our success. Our worldwide team of locally-recruited health workers and volunteers gives us ‘insider knowledge’ of a community’s needs and helps us deliver care that… Continue reading Keeping community at the heart of our approach
Health volunteer says hard work pays off with gratitude from the community
Salina, a community health volunteer in Kenya, is proud to be making a difference in her community. The mother of six, who also has several grandkids, lost her husband several years ago, leaving her to support her burgeoning family on her own. She continued farming corn for income, but low grain prices meant she was… Continue reading Health volunteer says hard work pays off with gratitude from the community
The Time is Now and Community Empowerment is Key
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading across the globe and reaching the countries in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia where we work. In Canada, as we have seen around the world, the mitigation efforts in confronting COVID-19 are focused on the behaviours of the individual, the family and the community. Prevention is essential and… Continue reading The Time is Now and Community Empowerment is Key
A big heart for the people – this community health volunteer is changing lives.
Catherine was overjoyed when she heard about the opportunity to become a community health volunteer with Operation Eyesight. However, Catherine’s family was not so thrilled. “Why would you want to work for free?” They would ask her. “I volunteer because I’m helping people. It’s my dream come true!” Catherine says. She always wanted to help… Continue reading A big heart for the people – this community health volunteer is changing lives.