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The villages are located 1-8 hours from each eye clinic.
Unite For Sight's partner eye clinics in Ghana include: Volunteers participate exclusively with Crystal Eye Clinic, and they may arrive on any Saturday and depart on the subsequent Saturday in 2017 or 2018.
At Charity Eye Clinic, Global Impact Fellows work with ophthalmologist Dr. Wanye, and their ophthalmic nurses provide opportunities to learn ophthalmic and optometric skills.
Michael Twumasi and ophthalmic nurses to provide eye care in rural villages located 1-3 hours from Kumasi. Global Impact Fellows also have an opportunity to observe cataract and pterygium surgeries provided at the eye clinics.
Crystal Eye Clinic's team visits Buduburam twice per month.
Village Outreach Programs in Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Northern, and Upper West Regions Global Impact Fellows participating with Unite For Sight for at least 20 days usually are scheduled to rotate for 2-3 weeks with Charity Eye Clinic or Friends Eye Centre, both located in Kumasi (Ashanti Region).
The volunteers travel with the local eye clinic staff to a more remote region of Ghana, where they stay for 3-14 days and lodge in a local hotel or guest house.The teams of eye nurses, optometrists, and Unite For Sight volunteers is transported on a van to the villages during the morning and returns to Accra in the late afternoon.In the villages, 100-300 patients each day receive an exam, diagnosis, eyeglasses, medication, and treatment.While participating in Accra, Fellows lodge at the Telecentre Bed and Breakfast in Achimota, Accra.A double room with shared occupancy costs per day plus 15 % government tax.
Each family member interested in participating is required to apply separately to the program and submit individual pre-departure requirements.