Esther’s Trek to the Inca Trail with Tapas Trail in aid of Orbis
Esther is going to walk the Inca Trail in Peru for ORBIS Ireland because I’d like to give kids a chance of a better life.
Tapas Trail Dublin have agreed to organise a tapas trail on the 12th of May to raise money for Orbis.
If you are interested, you can book via the following link ‘Book Now’ or go to their website www.tapastrail.com
and then go to bookings.
In the coupon code field please enter ORBIS
The costs are € 50.00 per person which includes visit to 3 different restaurants, glass of wine/drink included in each restaurant, great food and a guide. All of the profits will go to Orbis.
If you would like to Donate click here.
In developing countries, blindness takes away so much more than vision. It can impede your ability to gain an education. It can prevent you from finding employment. It can lead you and your family into a life of poverty.
39 million people worldwide are blind — yet 80% are suffering needlessly. Their condition could be prevented or cured. Orbis is an international non-profit organisation fighting blindness in developing countries, where a colossal 90% of the blind reside.
With a focus on teaching and training, Orbis is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of blindness in the developing world.Together with local partners, Orbis is providing quality eye care and strengthening local health systems in hospitals, medical schools and outreach clinics. Orbis is working towards a future where every community in the world has equal access to quality eye care and no one goes needlessly blind.
Thirteen year old Asegedech, who lives with her family in southern Ethiopia, had been suffering with severe trachoma for over two years. Initially her mother took her to a traditional healer which only made her condition worse. While many children her age went off to school each day, Asegedech was forced to stay at home as she was in excruciating pain and her vision was so poor. Trachoma roughens the inside of the eyelids, so for Asegadech, every blink felt like sandpaper rubbing the eye.
One day, an Orbis-trained eye care worker was visiting Asegedech’s village and noticed her weeping, sore eyes. Asegedech was immediately prescribed an antibiotic, which she collected from her local health centre in a nearby town. At the health centre she was aided by public nurse named Tsehay, who had received eye care training from Orbis.
Thanks to the support of our most generous donors who help fund eye health training programmes in southern Ethiopia, Asegedech was finally treated for trachoma, she is no longer in pain and she has returned to school to recieve the education that every child deserves.
Women and girls are three times as likely to be affected by trachoma because of exposure via their children and often have to stop work, risking their livelihood and independence.
Orbis identifies and trains people in local communities, including teachers, to look out for the signs of eye disease. We support the mass distribution of Zithromax – an antibiotic that can treat the early stages of infection. It cost just 15 cent to distribute the antibiotic to treat Asegedech.
Please support our Incredible Women and you can help give the gift of sight to another child. You can help train another eye care worker, who will help children like Asegedech. You can create a world free from avoidable blindness.
By supporting Orbis you are not only saving a person’s sight, you’re giving them their future back.