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A word with .... Howard Payne, VAO

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Aneela Rose

Posted: 10 October 2014

Howard Payne joined VAO ten years ago as a volunteer and is now in charge of the charity’s entire spectacle recycling programme.  He has just been awarded a prestigious Trustee Award for his enthusiasm, loyalty and support. You’ve been with Vision Aid Overseas for 10 years: what changes have you seen in the charity since you joined?My…

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A word with ... Jeremy Jalie, development director, Vision Aid Overseas

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Aneela Rose

Posted: 10 October 2014

Jeremy Jalie joined VAO from university and has worked with the charity for ten years. He was recently awarded a prestigious Trustee Award for his exceptional support and hard work.10 years is a long time! What changes have you seen in the charity since you joined?Well, the passion, commitment and enthusiasm of our members and staff team has stayed…

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A busy spring and summer!

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Michele de Vaal

Posted: 18 July 2014

During the last few weeks there has been a hive of activity in all parts of the country. Four separate assignments took place in May and June and it was…

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Meet Dongo from Lusaka

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 30 June 2014

I first met Dongo some time ago now when I was asked if one of our Professional Volunteers could help with testing her eyesight at our Vision Centre in…

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A new member of the team in Zambia... :-)

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 28 April 2014

Hello there, and please meet the latest member of the Vision Aid Overseas Zambia team.Many of you will have met Misozi one of our two programme assistants…

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Greetings from Zambia!

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 25 April 2014

Hi everyone, herewith an update on recent news from Zambia!Frstly I'd like to say a big thanks to our recent Professional Volunteers who did outreach in…

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Thoughts on 100% Optical

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Nina Ross

Posted: 26 February 2014

Last week saw optical professionals from around the world gather in London for 100% Optical.It was a trade conference unlike those I am used to. Activities…

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For better, or worse?

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Alfred Yambasu

Posted: 13 February 2014

Sierra Leone basically has two main seasons namely the rainy season and the dry season.  Presently the rainy season starts in May and ends in October…

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Happy New Year!

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Michele de Vaal

Posted: 8 January 2014

Happy New Year! And, while we are probably relieved that the festivities are over and all the decorations are packed away in the loft, Ethiopians are celebrating…

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This year's AOP Awards

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Natalie Briggs

Posted: 8 November 2013

I have just attended the AOP awards ceremony held in Birmingham and had a fantastic evening. The sad news is that we did not win the Charity Award but…

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