Het eyecare programma begint.



Different ways you can help us

The start of the eyecare system
In Trans Mara Kenya, there is a clear lack of primary eye care and medical personnel in the region, making refraction errors and diseases such as glaucoma, trachoma, cataracts and blindness by children rather a rule than exceptional. Too many people are unnecessarily affected by eye conditions that are often easy to treat or even preventable. That is why the Oloonkolin Foundation entered into a collaboration in 2016 with the ophthalmologists Of SLAH - Foundation Learn to Help Others. Our goal is to set up a sustainable self-sufficient eye care system in Trans Mara Kenya.

We will offer comprehensive screenings that focus on providing primary eye care and offering affordable glasses. This requires that we purchase the necessary, yet affordable, equipment in the existing hospitals of Trans Mara Kenya, and train both medical and technical personnel how to manufacture the frames and glasses and to perform the screenings.

Due to the outreaching nature of our project, we establish direct contact with the community and reach the most vulnerable target group. From our hospitals, we carry out screenings with our local team at schools across the region. This reduces costs for the patient by meeting his needs on the spot. The screening will be accessible to the poorest communities in Trans Mara and is a very accessible way to reach and diagnose people with more serious conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, trachoma and childhood blindness.

In the first place, a sustainable self-sufficient eye care system will drastically reduce the number of people with an eye condition, but it will also improve the socio-economic situation of the target group. New opportunities for eye care training offer employment for both men and women, but visually impaired children in particular have a better chance of completing school and possibly further education. The local hospitals will also receive a boost and the Dutch ophthalmologists will also benefit from the practical experience gained in Kenya. In short, a win-win situation!

Healthcare in developing countries is very important to us, and we hope that you can help us to help the families in Trans Mara Kenya see their future with a healthy vision and confidence!

Organise a fundraising campaign! In your social circle; at your workplace; at your sports club; in your town or city. Organise a bingo evening, a food fair, a sports or other event to raise money for our project. We would naturally be happy to assist you. Please feel free to contact us.

A number of schools have organised sponsored walks, which, in addition to raising funds, also generated a great deal of goodwill. Read a report here. We can provide a suitable presentation to support your campaign. If you would like to organise something similar, or you have another idea. Please feel free to contact us.

Material support
We need a great deal of medical equipment for our health centre, which is to be newly built. If you are aware of hospitals, GP practices, midwifery practices, or health centres in the Netherlands that would like to donate suitable itemsPlease feel free to contact us. We are shipping a container to Kenya in early 2018.

Help with knowledge in Oloonkolin
People with experience and knowledge in the field of agriculture, education, trade, water purification e. d can also make a major contribution to the development of this area. First, contact us.

Support us
We need to invest in various facilities to help the people in Oloonkolin. That costs a great deal of money. Can we rely on your support? Thank you in advance!

Deposit your donation into our bank account:
ABN Amro Bank
IBAN NL04ABNA0568151216