7 years old
Orphaned Steven was falling behind at school before he was seen by Vision Aid Overseas volunteers who could restore his sight.
Optometry student at City University
Second year optometry student, Kinga Macuik travelled out to Zambia with five other volunteers to help train nurses in refraction and provide outreach services to those living in rural communities.
Optical dispensing assistant
Alice Okraku always provides a warm welcome to the Vision Centre patients when they come for their eye tests.
7 years old
This charming little girl was so short sighted that she couldn't even count fingers three metres away from her.
81 years old
81 year old Sam Phiri from Zambia was unable to provide for himself or his family until he was seen by a Vision Aid Overseas team near his village.
13 years old
Fred Beguma was so shortsighted that he was unable to see the blackboard in school until he was seen by a Vision Aid Overseas volunteer team.
10 years old
Jackline couldn't read her favourite books until she was helped by Vision Aid Overseas
22 years old
Tigsti is a technician and manager of our Vision Centre at the Quiha Eye Hospital in Ethiopia.
30 years old
A teacher from Malawi was able to teach his class again once he given a pair of glasses by a Vision Aid Overseas volunteer.
Gizachew was first seen by Vision Aid Overseas in 2002, ten years on he is still in touch with the volunteers that helped him.
15 years old
A 15 year old student, Sumwonza had never seen the blackboard at school and never had a pair of glasses before being seen by a volunteer team in Zambia.
Solomon is a 23 year old optometry student at Hawassa University eager to qualify and help disadvantaged people receive the eye care they need.
12 year old schoolboy
12 year old Gabriel travelled 70km with his father to our Vision Centre in Hawassa.
21 year old student nurse
Mutale was seen at our new Vision Centre in Solwezi, Zambia. She was having difficulty seeing the blackboard at nursing school which was affecting her studies.
29 year old
Melanie is a trainee Dispenser/ Technician at Solwezi Hospital
Helping Patricia Read Her Favourite Book
How Vision Aid Overseas helped Patricia Katapazi read her beloved bible once again.
Pascar Siambweda, a 17-year old student from Mukuni Village, Livingstone region of Zambia, loves to sing.
One of our most valued professional volunteers, Graham Coates, recently returned from a trip to Zambia.
Mapping the Future of Zambia
How can you build accurate roads when you can't see properly?
How VAO helped a geography teacher reach his potential.
50 years old
A tailor was losing business because of his poor eyesight until he was seen by a Vision Aid Overseas team.