Eye Care For Africa - Te Araroa

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Eye Care for Africa is a New Zealand registered charity aimed at providing eye care to remote parts of East Africa.

Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Niall completed Te Araroa as a fund-raising drive for Eye Care for Africa. Te Araroa is a 3008km through-hike the length of New Zealand. The main purpose was to raise funds to build a small eye clinic in Shinyanga, a remote part of Northern Tanzania. Shinyanga is hours away from the nearest eye care facility. All monies raised go to the cause with all professionals paying their own way.

About us

Eye Care for Africa was founded in 2017 by Hawkes Bay based Optometrist Niall McCormack. It was formed to provide real eye care to some of the most marginalised groups in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. It all began when Niall accepted an invitation to provide eye care to an orphanage in Uganda. Whilst there it became very apparent of the dire level of need that existed.

This experience motivated Niall to make a difference and upon his return to New Zealand ‘Eye Care for Africa’ was created. The charity is now an official charity registered with the NZ Charities Commission.

Use of funds

Our goal is to build a small eye clinic in Shinyanga, Northern Tanzania.

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Latest update

2024 Tanzania Trip  28 June 2024

Our team has recently returned from Tanzania in what was a very successful trip. Eye care was provided to the remote areas of Shinyanga, Raranya and Eluwai. Niall was joined by recent optometry graduate Lillian Lei from Whanganui and Hawkes Bay GP, Dr Peter Culham. Plans are already underway for a trip in late 2024. This will be a teaching project helping to train selected local people to learn the basic skills of refraction. This will help with the sustainability of eye care in these regions.

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Guest Donor on 05 Jul 2024
Eye Care For Africa

Thank you so much for this incredibly generous donation!

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Guest Donor on 01 Jul 2024
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Thank you very much for your donation - really appreciated!

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Jo on 24 May 2024
God bless 🙏
Eye Care For Africa

Thank you, Jo. Really appreciated!

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Gavin on 21 May 2024
Eye Care For Africa

Gavin, thank you for your donation. We really appreciate it!

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Jessie on 20 May 2024
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Thanks again Jessie. Your support of Eye Care For Africa has been amazing!

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This campaign started on 9 Oct 2022 and ends on 3 Aug 2024.