The Rotary Club of Lisburn want to save the sight of hundreds of the Masai people in the Rombo District of Kenya, by building a specialised Eye Clinic to offer Cataract Operations, Eye Tests and education programmes to over 80,000 people in the region.
There are currently over 40,000 of the Masai people in the Rombo region of Kenya and who have no permanent facility that can deal with the cause of blindness such as Glaucoma or offer life changing Cataract operations and vision testing. There are 100's of children at risk of a life limited by blindness, impaired vision and lack of the very basics such as reading glasses creating difficulties for them to be educated, find employment and improve their lives and the lives of their families.
By building this clinic we will provide the facility to change 100's if not 1000's of lives. By having this facility to house technicians operating state of the art Fundus Cameras to identify eye disease and allow diagnosis locally and via The Cloud we will change the prospects in education, employment and over all quality of life for so many people. we will be able to carry out life changing Cataract operations and also provide Vision testing for 100's of people and school children annually.
The project will enable the lives of 1000's of people to be changed forever. It will change the long term quality of life for those whose sight can be saved or vision improved to be able to help the improvement of the overall economic future of the region. Children can continue with their education to higher levels and remain in education longer thus benefiting the local and wider economy. Those of a working age will be able to be much more productive and to experience a higher quality of life.