Our mission has always been to provide access to Quality Eyecare for Everyone
We work with the communities on the ground, both locally and nationally, to prevent disease and provide eyecare
This social impact is possible thanks to the endless generosity and commitment of many different stakeholders and donors
Find out more and discover how you can support our Social Impact work and activities
in 2022 we treated over 36,500 people
We reach out to communities in many different ways to meet as many people as possible to spread awareness about the importance of eyecare, the existence of support measures for visual impaired people and the prevention of irreversible blindness.
Everything begins with the grassroots work in the community
WE ORGANISE AND ATTEND EVENTS
We embrace taking part in community events offering expertise on eyecare to communicate and sensitise the public on the importance of getting an eye check. Our Community Based Workers identify and refer people to Kwale Eye Centre
WE WORK CLOSELY WITH GOVERNMENT
We constantly liaise with the Ministry of Health, sharing statistics of work done, training government employees and working with medics in delivering eye care. The stats inform the county governments and enable appropriate decisions.
WE SET UP POP-UP CLINICS AND MEDICAL CAMPS
Scheduled eye screenings in health centres and hospitals, schools, meeting places , public places
WE OFFER SPONSORED CARE
Thanks to the service payments from patients and donations received from individuals, corporates and foundations, we can offer subsidised care to people in need.
WE ORGANISE AND OFFER TRAINING
We train medics in hospitals and health centres; non medics in admin, project and community; parents, teachers of sight challenged children on how best to inform children; community leaders and the general public on how to recognise and refer basic eye conditions, so they can refer their community to Kwale Eye Centre.
The VIP - VISION IMPACT PROJECT is a major Social Impact program that Kwale Eye Centre began implementationin 2022.
This program can be considered a best-practice approach to eyecare as it involves charity partners (CBM), medical institutions (KEC) and the Government (Kwale County Government).
All together we are working to prevent eye diseases in the County by creating a sustainable approach that could be replicated elsewhere.
OUR DONORS AND STAKEHOLDERS
Eyes For East Africa is a charity organisation that solely exists to support the work of Kwale Eye Centre. It is a registered UK charity no. 1053222
Thanks to the support such as this, we can offer our high-quality eyecare services to the most vulnerable and destitute people in society, who otherwise would not be able to access care.
Our Community Based Workers are team members who work at grassroots level publicising our services screening for eye disease in the field and educating the community about eye health
Eyes for East Africa enables training opportunities, connections with new partners and stakeholders and brings together people to join us in providing the gift of sight to many.
Visit EYES FOR EAST AFRICA WEBSITE and SOCIAL MEDIA profiles to get regular updates on our Social Impact work and to become a Sight-Donor!
a monthly screening with these partners at the ferry enables people to reach us
In memory of Dr Evan Soicher, an ophthalmologist in Australia, funds raised in his name support field work and break barriers down to enable people to access sight saving eye care.
Kwale Eye Centre works very closely with the government services, relying on them for positive support in offering our services in eye health to everyone .
Do you think you can help us? Indeed: there are so many ways to support and become a Sight-Donor!
FERGUS RAN A MARATHON
Fergus ran a Marathon for his 25th birthday, inviting all of his friends to donate to a fundraising platform.
AIDAN CLIMBED KILIMANJARO
Aidan climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and invited his followers to donate to a digital crowdfunding. Then, he came in person to Kwale Eye Centre to deliver his donation.
KATHY & CO ORGANISED DIANI RULES
For 30 years now, Kathy and other friends have been organising a fundraising event with sports and fun activities in Diani to support our work on the ground.
VINITA BROUGHT US HER SKILLS
Vinita came to the Eye Centre bringing all of her knowledge and skills as an ophtalmologist. She shared them with our team during a 3 days visit.