Global community in action

I was recently in Kenya and Zambia, where I saw first hand the impact we are having, together.In Kenya, I attended the grand opening event for the new operation theatre at Iten County Referral Hospital’s Eye Unit in Elgeyo Marakwet County. The facility’s design and construction meet international standards and will offer access to comprehensive… Continue reading Global community in action

Fresh water, fresh starts

Thanks to our donors and our local partners, the village of Lukanda B now has access to fresh, clean water. For children, especially girls, this means the opportunity to attend and excel in school, rather than hauling water for their families long distances. Proper hygiene also prevents the spread of blinding trachoma.

For the community of Lukanda B in central Zambia, the rehabilitation of the local water borehole has brought new life to the village. It is one of 38 boreholes in Kapiri Mposhi District that Operation Eyesight repaired in 2022, thanks to a team of pump minders we have trained in the area. Locally available, safe… Continue reading Fresh water, fresh starts

Future back in focus for teen after vision restored

Sixteen-year-old Vanessa dreams of being a doctor someday. But when she started having trouble reading the blackboard at school, her grades began to suffer, and she worried she would never have the opportunity to study medicine.  The Grade 11 student lives in Matero, a high-density neighbourhood in Lusaka, Zambia. Last year, her school’s health club… Continue reading Future back in focus for teen after vision restored

The gift of fresh water

When you give the Gift of Sight, not only are you helping to restore sight for individuals, but you’re also helping to prevent blindness for entire communities. Communities like Chitope in central Zambia. The Chitope water point is one of 20 defunct boreholes that Operation Eyesight-trained teams are rehabilitating across the district, thanks to a… Continue reading The gift of fresh water