A simple pair of glasses can change lives!
Freedom Destinations believes that sustainable tourism is one of the best ways to help the countries in which we operate in to develop, by providing employment opportunities to local communities through job creation.
We also believe that the world is a beautiful place and everyone deserves the right to see it. That’s why we support the work of Vision Aid Overseas, a charity that enables people living in poverty across Africa to access affordable eye care and glasses.
About Vision Aid Overseas
Limited access to quality education and basic health care services can contribute to the devastating cycle of poverty across many developing countries. Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the world’s poorest people to see clearly for over 30 years. They work to ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender, economic status and geographical location, has access to affordable eye care services and glasses. They do this by:
- Establishing Vision Centres so that there are locally based eye care services to provide affordable eye tests and new glasses to all patients regardless of circumstance
- Training local eye care workers so that there are skilled professionals in their partner countries to deliver quality eye care services at all times
- Delivering eye care services to remote and isolated communities so that they can reach the poorest and most vulnerable people
Thanks to our clients, we can support Vision Aid Overseas in several different ways. In 2013, we sponsored an outreach project to rural Ethiopia to deliver eye care services to those without the means to get to the nearest eye clinic. In 2016 and 2017, we also supported the charity by donating to their appeal for Sierra Leone to increase eye care services in the Eastern Province and the training of local eye care workers in Ethiopia. We are looking forward to supporting Vision Aid Overseas’ work further in the coming years so that they can continue to provide vital eye care services to those in need.
World Sight Day 2018
Freedom Destinations is supporting Vision Aid Overseas by doubling every donation up to the first £5000 raised through the charities Big World Sight Day Lunch on Thursday 11th October.
You can participate in the event by hosting your own sponsored lunch for friends and family or alternatively, you can help support the campaign by donating here; https://www.visionaidoverseas.org/news/double-your-donation-this-world-sight-day
Thank you for your support. If you would like to know more about the work of Vision Aid Overseas, please visit www.vao.org.uk
If you do not wish a donation to Vision Aid Overseas to be made on your behalf, please advise us at the time of booking.
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