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A New Start in a New Year

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Vera Wilton

Posted: 18 January 2016

This is my first blog as Country Director for Ghana so I will bring you up to date with the happenings in Ghana that occurred during 2015.It was quite a busy year strategically rather than with volunteer programmes as the major challenge was to move our small Vision Centre (aka The Cupboard) which was established as a pilot for 6 months in the old Korle…

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Set up of Koidu Dispensary

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Alfred Yambasu

Posted: 11 December 2015

BackgroundKoidu Vision Centre is one of the three vision centres that are to be set up in the Eastern province of Sierra Leone through funding from Clothworkers' Foundation.This Vision Centre was supposed to be set up in 2014 but due to the Ebola crisis that started in the country in May 2014, this did not happen. The process would have been delayed…

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The Great Ethiopian Run

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Michele de Vaal

Posted: 30 November 2015

We are almost at the end of our 30th anniversary year and we have seen numerous events during the course of 2015 which have helped raise the profile of…

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Sierra Leone Students Travel to The Gambia

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Alfred Yambasu

Posted: 20 October 2015

Vision Aid Overseas set up the Sierra Leone programme in April 2013 thanks to funding from the Clothworkers’ Foundation. Its main role was to support…

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An update from Ethiopia

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Michele de Vaal

Posted: 18 September 2015

At last another Blog from Ethiopia!I  have had quite a busy spring having made two trips to Ethiopia already this year.The first one was back in February…

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Diary Extract: Emmanuel Sao Mohamed

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Alfred Yambasu

Posted: 1 September 2015

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history and has affected multiple countries across West Africa and has caused over 4,000 deaths in Sierra Leone…

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World Sight Week in Zambia

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 11 November 2014

Anyone arriving in Lusaka by air or from the east of the country must travel along the Great East Road. Most people raise a smile as they see an enormous…

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Life in Sierra Leone in Ebola - Vision Aid Overseas Sierra Leone Country Director's Perspective

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Alfred Yambasu

Posted: 27 October 2014

Sierra Leone has been affected by the deadly Ebola virus since May 2014. This virus up to this moment has infected over 2,000 people with 926 confirmed…

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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…

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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…

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