At the Club’s meeting on 13th September members had a very interesting talk from Martin Wyatt, a local ambassador for Global Sight Solutions (GSS). Martin explained that GSS is an avoidable blindness charity, working in various countries to provide free eye care for some of the world’s poorest.
If the main bread-winner in a family loses their sight and is unable to work, then the family can very soon find itself with an ever worsening struggle to put food on the table or keep a roof over its head.
Very often all that is needed is a straightforward cataract operation. GSS can provide a complete cataract operation service in India, Africa and other parts of the developing world for just £15!
Global Sight Solutions strives to make blindness history. It’s main focus is the setting up of Specialist Eye Hospitals in areas of need. It also invests in Eye Buses to transport patients to the clinics.
It was registered with the charity commission in the 1990’s by members of Guildford Rotary Club, the aim being to work with Rotary Clubs in the developing world and together establish financially sustainable eye hospitals which can provide a full range of eye care, free to the world’s poorest.
The GSS website has lots more information globalsightsolutions.org