Beta Charitable Trust is committed to providing as many eye camps as possible every year in various places around the world. These free camps provide much needed medicine and surgeries to those in need, often preventing unnecessary illnesses and blindness.
In April 2015 an eye camp was held in a hospital in Biharamulo, Bukoba. A total of 9 people volunteered their time to help 45 people regain their sight.
The camp ran from the 3rd to the 6th of April and in that time 45 people were operated upon. On the 1st day people were registered, had their eyes examined and were checked in to the hospital. On the 2nd and 3rd days the operations were carried out. In total 11 bilaterally blind patients, who had been blind for anywhere between 6 months and 3 years, were given back their sight, restoring the quality of their lives unimaginably.
There have been many lessons learned from this camp and these will be carried forward to the next camp, which is planned for October 2015. Beta Charitable Trust continues to develop its eye camp programs with its partners ensuring continual improvement into the future and enabling many more people to gain the gift of clear sight.