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For 13 years, the Vodacom Foundation has been an incredible partner to the SANCB’s Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness.

The relationship started in 2008, when the foundation donated an Iveco truck along with equipment and consumables to eye care services.

Between 2008 and 2020, they supported the expansion of eye care services to the Northern Cape and Free State. In this period, with their support, the Bureau:

  • Screened 13 618 patients
  • Distributed 3 370 pairs of spectacles
  • Detected 4 595 cataracts patients
  • Performed 3 655 cataract operations.

In October 2021, to celebrate Eye Care Awareness month, another 400 patients were screened and 80 cataract operations were performed in the Free State.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Vodacom Foundation for walking this journey with us.