Focus on Malawi
Colchester Vineyard works with Focus on Malawi, an informal bunch of friends, and friends of friends (medical and lay), who provide practical support for the development of three eye clinics in Malawi, Africa. The clinics are at Ekwendeni, Livingstonia and Embangweni. In partnership with local clinicians and healthcare managers, 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 at our blog here.