In our Africa and Asia programmes we offer holidays to many poor or developing countries. We believe that quality tourism is one of the best ways to help these nations develop and are pleased that the accommodation and tours we arrange provide employment and income to local communities.
However, other more immediate steps can be taken to improve the lives of local people and that is why we are supporting Vision Aid Overseas.
A small percentage of the money we receive will be donated to Vision Aid Overseas and, thanks to our clients' support, we have been able to sponsor our own Vision Aid project to Ethiopia in 2013.
Vision Aid Overseas identified a need for education and community eye care in Ethiopia and the money we have donated will fund a project to that country, providing a programme of immediate and long term benefits.
The Freedom Destinations project will send a team of six volunteer UK optical professionals to Ethiopia to provide training to eye care students and undertake outreach services to remote regions. The programme objectives are:
The Freedom Destinations project will allow short sighted children see the blackboard and receive education, and help aging mothers and fathers continue to read, sew and weave, thereby earning a living to feed and care for their families - practical help that will change lives.
Thank you for your support. If you would like to know more about the work of Vision Aid Overseas, please visit www.vao.org.uk If you do not wish a donation to Vision Aid Overseas to be made on your behalf, please advise us at the time of booking.
Freedom Destinations Ltd, Centurion House, Railway Street, Hertford, SG14 1AP. Tel 0333 234 3667