We usually run two trips a year in February and September, taking teams of 12 -15 self-funding volunteers, including two or three optometrists, to Meru in Kenya to run eye clinics. A small team from Kenya work with us to assist with the clinic and translate. Each trip lasts 14 days and where possible, includes 24 hours at a Safari Lodge.
In Kenya we are hosted by Pastor Edward and Fridah Buria at Kambakia Christian Centre. While in Kenya we do everything together as a group so even if you don't know anyone, you will very quickly!
All team members are expected, where possible, to attend the two training sessions for the trip that will take place in Burgess Hill. There you will learn all you need to know about the trip, and how to prepare, so don't worry if you have no knowledge of traveling in Africa or any experience in eye care.
The trip fees are currently £1,400 and include everything other than visa (approximately £35), immunisations, anti-malarials and spending money.
If you are interested in going on a trip with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org