VAO takes over Optometry Giving Sight UK fundraising

The agreement follows a collaboration last year

Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) has agreed to take over Optometry Giving Sight’s (OGS) fundraising activities in the UK.

The agreement follows a collaboration last year, when the two organisations first worked together to boost income and save costs.

‘Due to the success of this collaborative working, our respective boards feel that VAO should be the lead organisation within the UK for mobilising support for sustainable eye and vision care programs in underserved communities, while Optometry Giving Sight should focus its efforts at the global level,’ said Bob Chappell, chairman of OGS UK.

Since 2003, OGS International has provided funding to 72 projects in 38 countries, and in 2015 provided funding for VAO to help build optometry capacity in Ghana, Ethiopia and Zambia.

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