Focus on Malawi
Colchester Vineyard works with Focus on Malawi, an informal bunch of friends, (medical and lay), collaborators and donors who provide practical support for the development of medical eye care in Malawi, Africa. In partnership with local clinicians and healthcare managers mainly at mission hospitals, Focus on Malawi sends equipment and glasses from the UK, sponsors locals for clinical training, and provides on-going mentoring for clinical staff.
At our Goggle Works parties in Colchester, we sort and measure donated glasses (there’s always plenty to eat and drink to keep everyone going).
We organise visits to Malawi to review progress with hospital staff and managers and to do clinical training. For these trips, we welcome volunteer medical professionals and optometrists, as well as non-medical volunteers (as there are always important support jobs to do).
Read the latest news about Focus on Malawi (for charitable purposes part of the Raven Trust) at our blog here.