Eyes for Africa (EFA) is an Australian not-for-profit, non-government, non-denominational, sight-restoring charitable foundation founded in 2007 by Melbourne Ophthalmic nurse Julie Tyers who wanted to 'make a difference' by treating preventable blindness.
Since 2007 Julie, who works full time as an ophthalmic nurse, has spent her holiday leave leading sight saving expeditions to Ethiopia. Whilst most people take a well earned rest in their holidays, Julie puts her expertise and energy into helping those without access to basic eye care.
Julie says: “Here in Australia we take our excellent healthcare for granted and I couldn’t sit back any more and let people in Africa go blind without doing something about it.”
Whilst Julie is the driving force leading the organization, she is strongly supported by a volunteer committee and others from diverse backgrounds and Australian business organisations who contribute by donating equipment and goods. All are dedicated, and share Julie's vision. The Committee and volunteers works hard all year to raise money to fund Operation Cataract in Ethiopia.
Twice a year, EFA volunteers travel to Ethiopia to deliver life-changing
no-charge cataract surgery to men, women and children living in poverty in
rural, remote Ethiopia who would otherwise have no chance of regaining their
Upcoming Event !!
Eyes for Africa's annual gala event, The EyeBall, will be held on Saturday, 17th August, 2013 at The Langham Hotel in Melbourne.
More information soon........
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Tax Deductability status!
ALL DONATIONS TO EYES FOR AFRICA IN AUSTRALIA ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
A receipt will be provided if you include your full name and postal address
Sunglasses needed - Your donation of new and used sunglasses can help preserve the newly restored sight of adult and child cataract patients in Ethiopia following their free cataract surgery.
Post your unwanted sunglasses to : Eyes for Africa Charitable Foundation, PO
Box 87, MERNDA, Vic 3754 or ring Julie Tyers to discuss drop off.
Gift Certificates are availible see below, please contact Julie on how to purchase one.