Eye Care For Africa - Te Araroa

$17,841 donated
Given by 114 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

Latest news....  10 October 2023

Great news! Thanks to the funds raised so far, plans are well and truly advanced for the building of our small clinic in Shinyanga in remote Tanzania. Watch this space!

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Tim on 24 Dec 2023
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Thank you again, Tim! Much appreciated.

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Tim on 24 Nov 2023
Deanna on 03 Nov 2023
Amazing work Niall, you're always an inspiration.
Eye Care For Africa

Thanks Deanna, really appreciate this. Hoping you and Sophie will consider a trip overseas at some stage!

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Sophie on 03 Nov 2023
Good luck on the building process!
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Thanks Sophie, very much appreciated. Hope all well with you!

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Charles on 28 Oct 2023
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Charles - really appreciate your donation. Looks like you've just had a great trip to a remote part of the world too!

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