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Fourth visit to the Tororo district of Uganda

Date Posted: 30 September 2016

During September 2016 eight volunteers from Vale for Africa, have been actively working in the Tororo district of Uganda on their fourth visit to the region. Led by Barry based optician Ted Arbuthnot, the team of medical professionals included six optometrists and two GP doctors.

Gareth Kiddie, Chair of Vale for Africa said

"At this point we are awaiting a final report on their activities, but we understand that our team has successfully trained a large number village health volunteers and undertaken eye tests on hundreds of children and adults during their short stay.’



Barry optician Ted Arbuthnot training village health volunteers in Tororo, Uganda



Gareth went on to explain how the charity manages its work saying ‘We work closely to develop projects with our partner organisation TOCIDA (Tororo Community Initiated Development Association). Then with the kind support of the people of the Vale, we raise the funds and recruit the volunteers to undertake our project work.

Over this last year, as well as the Eye Care and Health projects we have helped TOCIDA to; supply water, build a school and run a small fleet of motorcycle ambulances.’