Africa
     

Partnering to bring good vision to rural Ethiopia

Improve a child’s sight and you can help improve their ability to learn. That’s why Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and Vision for Life (VFL) have renewed their partnership to increase access to vision care services for disadvantaged communities in rural Southern Ethiopia.  With a population of approximately 99.4 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populated country in Africa after Nigeria. […]

     

Meeting Vision Ambassadors in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is among Africa’s most prosperous nations, but it still suffers from many disparities, in particular between rural and urban areas. We spoke to some Vision Ambassadors who joined the 2.5 New Vision Generation program in January, about how the simple task of providing near vision correction can contribute to reducing inequalities within their communities.  Making vision […]

     

Shining a light on importance of vision care in Africa

For developing nations, eye care is a vital step towards improving education and economic growth. Yet vision still remains low on the list of healthcare priorities for many countries. Two recent initiatives in Africa led by Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, have helped over 2,000 people to see clearly and are part of a long-term objective to bring […]

     

Making a difference for children in Nairobi

Last month Vision for Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, supported its first project in Kenya and agreed on a long-term partnership with the local Lions Club to bring good vision to children living in a nation where 8 million people cannot see clearly. Kenya is the fastest growing economy in Eastern Africa and the World Bank’s most […]

     
     
     
     

Improving education opportunities for Tanzanian children with albinism

A new 3-year-partnership to improve the visual health of children with albinism in Tanzania has been launched by INGO Standing Voice with the support of the Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor. The program will address the specific visual needs of  over 4,000 children whose genetic condition severely impacts their eyes and their sight. Discrimination and exclusion: a vicious […]

     
     

Vision care campaign empowers 800 children and women in Morocco

Like many developing countries with a young and growing population, Morocco understands the importance of investing in education and life opportunities. Yet there are significant numbers of children who still lack vision correction, impacting their learning and future potential. Phase two of a national vision care program supported by Essilor Vision For Life began to reveal […]

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