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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 ranged from seminars and workshops to fashion parades, beat boxing and even ended with a wedding proposal.The End of the High Street Optician? As a fundraiser, and not an eye care professional, I…

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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 while the dry season starts in November and ends in April. So we are presently in the dry season. For Better, or Worse? We heartily welcome you Mr. Dry season to Kenema but wait a minute! Have you…

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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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Annual Review 2013

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Natalie Briggs

Posted: 2 October 2013

Our Annual Review 2013 is now available to download. We hope you enjoy reading it.

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Celebrating a visionary partnership

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Victoria Cox

Posted: 11 April 2013

I have just returned from my first project with Vision Aid Overseas. We were working predominantly in Southern Ethiopia at our newly opened Vision Centre…

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A new Vision Centre in Hawassa

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Michele de Vaal

Posted: 22 March 2013

Welcome to the latest Ethiopia Blog. I have recently returned from working in the south of the country and I’m not sure if I like the 30 degree drop…

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International Women's Day in Zambia

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Karen Edwards

Posted: 11 March 2013

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting our Vision Centre in Kabwe with Dr Muma, Zambia’s National Eye Health Co-ordinator. He has been very supportive…

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A week in West Africa

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Jeremy Jalie

Posted: 23 January 2013

Last week I travelled to Freetown and Banjul with Vision Aid Overseas’ Programme Director for Sierra Leone, Kath Stott. We were meeting partners…

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Genna and Timket in Ethiopia!

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Michele de Vaal

Posted: 22 January 2013

Happy New Year Everyone!  At last an updated blog for Ethiopia where they have only just celebrated Christmas and Epiphany (called Genna and Timket)…

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