We’ve been working with the Remote Area Medicine (RAM) vision outreach project in Bolivia to distribute Adspecs to those in need. We received some photos of the Adspecs in use – your donations in action.
One of our early projects has been supporting the work of the Rural Development Centre in north west Cameroon. Thanks to support from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund at The Tides Foundation, we’ve been able to provide 225 adjustable glasses to the Berudep and Mbingo eye clinics, and an additional 200 reading glasses.
We recently heard from the project with a short update and some photos of the project’s first client. We hope many more will follow!
Many thanks to Reinoud Vaandrager (on the right) for his work in starting this project during his time in Cameroon.
A quick update: we’ve now added bumper stickers to the online shop – both normal bumper stickers and European style oval stickers. Show the world you support Global Vision 2020, for the low price of $5 per sticker. As always, all proceeds go to supporting vision projects around the world.
This Halloween, we’re taking part in the America’s Giving Challenge from Facebook Causes. If we can take in the most number of donations today (minimum $10) we could win up to $1500 in additional donations in the Daily Challenge.
Today is World Sight Day 2009, and here at Global Vision 2020 we would like to thank you for supporting our work to bring vision correction to over one billion people worldwide who lack access to it.
We are developing exciting new projects with local organizations in countries around the world, including Haiti, Tanzania, Bolivia and many others. This World Sight Day, we’re asking you to support us to get these new projects off the ground and distributing glasses to those who need them.
By donating you’ll be able to help get more and more people out there distributing glasses, in more and more parts of the world, helping those who can’t get access to eyecare.
If you use Facebook, no doubt you’ve signed up to support our Facebook Cause. Using this you can donate to Global Vision 2020 and spread the word amongst your friends about our work. But until now you’ve had to be signed up to the Causes application, and we haven’t been able to publish news updates that you can read in your news feed.
Luckily now you can sign up and become a fan of Global Vision 2020 – just click here, click ‘Become a Fan’ at the top and then you’ll get news updates in your Facebook news feed. Please invite your friends along as well – awareness of this problem is key!
Want to spread the word about Global Vision 2020 and help us at the same time? Well now you can! The Global Vision 2020 shop is now open for business, selling a selection of branded merchandise. All the profits go to Global Vision 2020 to support our work.
There are black and white T-shirts (both fitted and normal), the Global Vision 2020 bag, a mug and a small logo pin. We’ve got some great ideas for gifts coming up, especially for Christmas, and we’ll keep you updated when we add them to the store.
The shop is powered by Cafepress – who handle all the legwork for us, and assure you of their excellent customer service, delivery handling and secure payment.
Over one billion people worldwide would benefit from glasses but can't get them because they don't have access to eyecare where they live. Global Vision 2020 aims to change this, by using the existing distribution networks and programs of the world's aid and development organizations to distribute revolutionary self-adjustable eyeglasses that a user can easily tune to their own eyes.