Our work Real stories Adams Mambwe- Seeing the blackboard Name: Adams Mambwe Country: Livingstone, Zambia Occupation: Primary school student Eleven year old Adams needed glasses to see properly. Before Adams was seen by Vision Aid Overseas, he was struggling at school because he couldn’t see the blackboard well enough to learn. After his eyes were tested at our Vision Centre in Livingstone, Adam was prescribed a smart new pair of reading glasses that restored his vision. It cost Vision Aid Overseas, just £5 to provide Adams with an eye examination and a pair of reading glasses. Adams is now back at school, improving his grades and his parents are proud of him. He wants to be a policeman when he’s older so that he can support his family and keep people in his community safe. Did you know, 63% of vision impairment in the 0 -15 age group is due to refractive error? A condition that can be treated by a simple eye test and pair of prescription glasses. I can now see to learn Without clear vision children can’t learn to get an education and adults can’t earn to care for their families and contribute to their communities. However, you can make all the difference today by making a donation.