Eye Care For Africa - Te Araroa

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Given by 120 generous donors in over a year

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

Starting on October 25th 2022, Niall is attempting to walk 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 is 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

New Clinic Built and Upcoming Trip  2 May 2024

Great news! - following the money raised on the successful Te Araroa walk, our eye clinic in remote Tanzania is now built. However, we now need to equip it with the technology required to provide eye care to the many needy folk in the Shinyanga area.

We also have our first post-COVID trip leaving New Zealand on May 11th. A team of 12 is heading to Tanzania to work around the Shinyanga area. The team comprised of 2 optometrists, Lillian Lei and Niall McCormack, and a local Hawkes Bay GP, Dr Peter Culham. If you're keen to support, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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