Devan Chhaya

In October this year, I will be volunteering with Vision Aid Overseas and travelling to local communities in Ethiopia on a two week outreach programme. This will be my first time volunteering on a programme like this.

Ethiopia is a country of 100 million people, with only 300 Optometrists. With one of the lowest average incomes per person, many people are unable to travel to receive even the most basic healthcare. 1.1 billion people worldwide have near vision impairment simply because they do not have a pair of glasses. This is the leading cause of avoidable visual impairment.

I will be part of a small team of Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians conducting eye tests on hundreds of people that have never had access to eye care before. We will be prescribing glasses to children, many of whom struggle to see the board at school and also to adults to help carry out their day to day tasks to enable them to earn a living for their families.

If you would like to support this worthy cause then please make a donation. Any donation will be sincerely appreciated.

Thank You for your support!!



Devan Chhaya