I just spent the last eight days in Bali where I trained two people in the techniques for making artificial eyes.
I was invited there as a guest of the John Fawcett Foundation. John Fawcett is a West Australian who moved to Bali in 1991 and saw a need to address the preventable blindness that is prevalent among the local people.
John Fawcett achieved this by creating a wonderful environment for operations to be done as well as organising the specialists to come to Bali and train local people.
To date they have conducted twenty-seven thousand cataract operations. This week we made artificial eyes for people from young children to elderly folk.
The foundation runs out-reach clinics, organises visiting specialists and trains local people in all aspects of the running of the foundation.
Please click on the link to make a donation or to find out more about the John Fawcett Foundation