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February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas celebrates 30th Anniversary year at Landmark Launch Event in London

Posted: 16 February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas celebrated the launch of its 30th Anniversary year on Monday 9th February at an event hosted in the beautiful surroundings of The Swan at The Shakespeare’s Globe in London. …More

Vision Aid Overseas to Host the First Zambia Optometry Conference

Posted: 16 February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas will be hosting the first Zambia Optometry Conference between 2nd March and 6th March 2015. The Conference will offer support to graduates of the three year Optometry Technology D …More

Vision Aid Overseas scoops a sustainability award from international ophthalmic lens company Essilor

Posted: 9 February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas and the Essilor Vision Foundation have been awarded an Essilor Sustainability Award for 2014 in recognition of their UK Aid funded partnership in Ethiopia. …More

January 2015

Vision Aid Overseas Training Dates for 2015

Posted: 30 January 2015

This year we are running four courses to train Professional Volunteers as Team Members, Deputies and Team Leaders for overseas assignments. …More

Vision Aid Overseas Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Life Changing Eye Care Services

Posted: 22 January 2015

This year we are aiming to raise £150,000 of donations to help an additional 30,000 people in developing countries gain access to life changing eye care services. …More

Kenema Vision Centre re-opens following Ebola closure

Posted: 7 January 2015

We are pleased to report that the Kenema Vision Centre in Sierra Leone re-opened on Monday 8th December 2014 following a closure of six-months due to the Ebola virus outbreak. …More

November 2014

Awards for the Zambia programme team

Posted: 18 November 2014

Two of our programme officers were recently recognised with a Vision Aid Overseas Trustees Award …More

New vehicle for VAO's Zambia team

Posted: 11 November 2014

A new vehicle for the Zambia team will make it easier for volunteers to reach remote areas …More

October 2014

Zambia’s President Michael Sata dies aged 77

Posted: 29 October 2014

Zambia’s President, Michael Sata, has died in office at the age of 77 …More

UK Optometry Students Transform Lives in Zambia

Posted: 24 October 2014

Last month, three UK optometry students successfully completed a sought-after placement in Zambia with Vision Aid Overseas …More

Volunteer Insight: Margaret Lawrence

Posted: 9 October 2014

Margaret has made a huge impact on our programme in Ethiopia during her work with Vision Aid Overseas. …More

Vision Aid Overseas Celebrates Outstanding Contributions from Members and Volunteers

Posted: 8 October 2014

Vision Aid Overseas held its AGM Dinner and Trustees Awards Ceremony on 4 October 2014. …More

Vision Aid Overseas opens brand new Vision Centre in Ndola, Zambia

Posted: 7 October 2014

Vision Aid Overseas opens its ninth Vision Centre in Zambia …More

Take part in the London Marathon whilst raising money for Vision Aid Overseas!

Posted: 3 October 2014

We have places available in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, which takes place on April 26 2015. …More

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