Our outreach programme is aimed at expanding the reach of our service to rural communities in the Eastern Cape. Sites most frequently visited include:
- Somerset East
- Holy Cross (Flagstaff)
Currently it is primarily aimed at reducing the incidence of cataract blindness in the areas we serve.
Once we have more staff and equipment to our disposal, the outreach programme can be expanded to a more comprehensive service.
We are fortunate to be in partnership with the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness, Rotary International and the Fred Hollows Foundation. These fine institutions greatly assist us with cataract surgery tours to towns in the Eastern Cape.
During 2008 our outreach activities included the following: See Report (PDF)