Unite for Sight: Buduburam Refugee Camp
Valda and the Unite for Sight team went to Buduburam, the largest refugee camp in Ghana, to provide vision and other healthcare services to 75,000 residents of the camp.
Living and working conditions were very heard. There was no running water or electricity. The level of poverty was severe.
We developed a mechanism to train local people to sustain the program when we left. We developed partnerships to work with ophthalmologists.
We provided desperately needed vision and health services, and we ultimately helped several local young people come to the USA to be educated as health care professionals.