Sight – Jonga Trust

Tokai Lions Club, in collaboration with the Jonga Trust, not only have their own eye clinic in Khayelitsha, they also go out into the community to deliver free eye screening and readers for tested patients. The cost of running the clinic, and delivering screening and readers, is met by fundraising and donations. For example, in 2018 German eye wear specialist Fielmann donated 7000 pairs of children’s spectacle frames.


Tokai “Sight” team perform a very valuable service to the community. Over the period, July 2018 – June 2019 over 1200 children were screened, 320 adults, 245 pairs of readers were given out and six cataract operations were performed and organised by the team.

Testimonial:

Dear Di,
Thanks and appreciation for sponsoring my new set of spectacles.
I am a community worker from Hammanskraal, near Pretoria in Gauteng, involved with university students from Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Pretoria.
Unfortunately the kind of job I’m doing does not have a salary for me.
Beginning of 2015 i received a sponsorship of new pair of spectacles, due to financial constrains two years later i was unable to replace them. I tried public hospital in my area, i’m still in a queue for 2019.
I am immensely grateful that Jonga Trust was able to organize sponsorship from the Lions Club Tokai, as i’m currently struggling with the current pair and I’m experiencing headaches and weakness on my right eye.

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