BCVI Fundraising

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, as part of the BCVI’s work in caring for the eye health of Belizeans, their rehab department runs a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children (and their guardians) from all over the country, for two weeks every July.  There, they learn (and practice) everything from Braille to typing, as well as going on various excursions, from the museum to the zoo. Continue reading

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BCVI Summer Camp

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, as part of the BCVI’s work in improving the eye health of Belizeans, they have a rehab department (though not rehab in the Amy Winehouse sense).  The department consists of Rehabilitation Field Officers who go out into the towns and villages of Belize and find those blind and visually impaired patients who can’t be helped with glasses, medication or surgery.  They work with the patients and their families, liaise with teachers and employers, and generally try to ensure that the patients lead as full a life as possible and become as integrated into society as possible.  Obviously, this work is more important for children than adults.  So, as part of the rehab work, once a year, the BCVI runs a summer camp for children, for two weeks in July. Continue reading