What: Optometry/Ophthalmology Mission Trip
Where: Nandi County, Kenya
When: Monday, May 1, 2017 – Thursday, May 11, 2017
Mission: The goal of the mission if twofold: To do eye exams and distribute eye glasses and to assess the ophthalmic/optometric needs of residents of Nandi. The goal is to establish a Vision Care Program at Weaver Family Clinic that will provide all aspects of eye health care like initial exams to life changing surgeries and eyeglasses. In future Weaver Family Clinic will establish an Optical Shop and will develop and train optometrists to provide eye wear and screening for eye diseases and minor afflictions. It will also implement a model for comprehensive rural eye care to address critical gaps through capacity building, healthcare technology development, advocacy and training of both community and health-care workers in all aspects of eye care. Also some of the future goals includes training more Kenyan nationals in the field of cataract surgeries, optometry, ophthalmic nursing and opticians to work at Weaver Family Clinic.
May 1: Depart USA
May 2: Flight connection Zurich Int’l Airport; arrive Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport; pick up and check in at Nairobi hotel
May 3: After breakfast do quick shopping; lunch at Javas; drive up to Nandi welcome meet & greet community at AIC Kaptendon Church; check-in and dinner at Kounty hotel
May 4: Nandi County Eye Clinic- lodging and dinner at Kapsabet Hotel
May 5: Nandi County Eye Clinic- lodging and dinner at Kapsabet Hotel
May 6: Breakfast at Kapsabet Hotel-Nandi County Eye Clinic-lodging and dinner at Kapsabet Hotel
May 7: Worship at AIC Kaptendon Church lunch with church family afternoon-fly from Eldoret to Masai Mara. Check in to resort-afternoon game drive-dinner at resort
May 8: Early morning game drive; picnic lunch; evening game drive, dinner at resort
May 9: Check out after breakfast; drive to Nairobi; check in at hotel in Nairobi; dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant
May 10 Shopping at the Masai Market, visit Shadrack Elephant Orphange, tour Kazuri Bead Factory, dinner at Karen Blixen Plantation, airport transfers evening check in for return flights
May 11: Connect flights in Zurich; arrive USA late afternoon/early evening
Cost will be $ 3,835.00. Covers all airfares, ground transportations, travel insurance, food, accommodation, tips, 3 days/2 nights Safari Excursion to Masaai Mara.