Peter Kemp

A staggering 1.1 billion people worldwide are disabled simply because they do not have access to an eye test and a pair of prescription glasses. Ninety percent of those affected live in developing countries like Zambia.
If a country is to become self-sufficient in eye care services, it must have skilled staff to do the job. That is why Vision Aid Overseas puts such emphasis on training for optometrists, nurses, ophthalmic clinical officers and technicians.

At the end of January 2018, I will be joining a team of professionally qualified volunteers and together, we will provide teaching and training to students in Zambia. These trainees also get the opportunity to work alongside volunteers on outreach programmes to get the vital experience they need to work with patients.

Your support will ensure that we are able to deliver education and training that results in local trainees enhancing both their knowledge and skills. In turn, these students will go on to deliver life changing eye care services to those who need it in their local communities.

Peter Kemp