Trachoma is a blinding eye disease that is prevalent in Kenya’s Narok District. Caused by bacterial infection, it spreads easily through contact with eye discharge from infected people on hands, towels and clothing, and also through direct transmission by flies. But trachoma can be prevented with proper sanitation – and Sarah Kiruri, a teacher at… Continue reading Teacher is “mother of cleanliness” to her students
With World Water Day taking place today, I’d like to share our excitement about an important water program sponsored by Operation Eyesight Canada’s board members. Not only do our Canada Board chair Dan Parlow and vice-chair Rob Ohlson bring significant expertise, energy and commitment to their roles, they have created an exciting new financial initiative… Continue reading ‘Well Champions’ program hits a gusher!
Last week I wrote about this village in Kenya, and how the Maasai people suffered from the agonizing trachoma disease, largely due to lack of water. After Operation Eyesight drilled a water borehole in 2007, everything began changing for these people. The difference between my first visit to Ongata Naado in 2006 (before the well… Continue reading Ongata Naado – a village transformed (Part 2 of 2)
Water is a powerful force. In rivers, it pushes huge generator turbines. In the ocean, it covers most of the earth. From the ground, it changes people’s lives in ways I never would have imagined unless I had seen it with my own eyes. In Kenya, Operation Eyesight has been fighting the terrible trachoma infection… Continue reading Ongata Naado – a village transformed (Part 1 of 2)