Give sight and hope to kids in Malawi

Update on Sight4Kids Year 1!

Why is Sight4Kids so important?

Update on Faith

One of the highlights of Ed’s trip to Malawi was meeting Faith. “She won my heart, and she convinced me that – given the right supports – she will have a good life – sight or no sight… but I also worry for this little girl.” Read more.

Faith

Progress Thanks to YOU!

Because of your generosity, the new Paediatric Eye Unit at Nkhoma Hospital has been built! Now, we just need to finish equipping and training the staff so they can help each child who comes to the ward. And finally, we need to reach out to the community to make sure families know that there is help, that their children don’t have to live with preventable blindness anymore. That each child can live a full and abundant life.

Building

Equipping

Because of you, Nkhoma has a beautiful two-storey 10×10 metre building with a consultation room, play therapy room, nurses’ room, toilets and 2 wards (male and female, with 6 paediatric beds each) – all designed for kids. Thank you!

When you give dedicated, child-appropriate equipment for children’s more complex eye needs, you ensure kids can receive sight-saving care. Here’s some of the equipment we’re still missing.

Anterior Vitrector$21,967
Portable Handheld Paediatric Slit Lamp$10,971
Retinal Diode Laser$60,343
Lens Grooving Machine (to fit half rims)$7,314
IOL Master$21,943
Cornea Crosslinking Machine$14,629
Cryotherapy Machine$10,971
Automated Visual Acuity Projector$1,682
TOTAL $149,820

Training

Your support has funded interim paediatric ophthalmic speciality training for one ophthalmologist and one anaesthesiologist. Your support this year will allow us to hire a dedicated paediatric ophthalmologist.

Finding, Referring, Supporting

When you fund outreach, you give families hope that their child with preventable blindness will see again! And you give families like Faith’s the livelihood and educational support they need to help children who are blind reach their full potential.