This project will take place in the village area of Mfuwe , Zambia. Mfuwe is located in the Eastern Province of Zambia called the Mambwe District. The village is primarily supported by tourism coming to the South Luangwa National Park. It is a poor and economically disadvantaged community.
The project will be a vocational training team to focus on training for long term needs.
The project will provide needed eye care exams and glasses to people with low vision acuity. Additionally the project will providing training local (host) students of optometry and other health professionals in techniques, procedures and processes intended to improve clinical skills and to provide direct care to patients in the region as a method of "hands on" supervised training. Prescription eyeglasses will be provided and medications dispensed, as needed, in a region where individuals cannot afford care and that is underserved in an effort to be "beneficial to all". There will be an additional emphasis on providing low vision care and low vision aids for people with albinism. People with albinism are considered "legally blind" due to their light sensitivity and reduced acuity.
Providing low vision care will alleviate some of the barriers to education and employment for this population.
The project accepts interest in volunteers to travel to Zambia to assist with project( at own expense)