Unleashing the potential of millions to make meaningful contributions to the betterment of the world
TWOBILLIONEYES Foundation is a proud member of the EYElliance, a coalition of multi-sector public, private, and NGO partners, and stakeholders. We collaborate and find solutions to the world’s unmet need for eyeglasses.
With great joy we announce that Essilor is now one of our supporters. We have the shared mission to make clear vision accessible to the billions that do not have acces to it.
"To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together." African Proverb
The other morning I was asked this question: “What would be the arguments with which I can convince my optician to donate to TWOBILLIONEYES Foundation instead of to another foundation to which he already donates?”
We are so excited to share this wonderful initiative by Odette lunettes in Belgium. They have brought out a range of iPhone covers for sale in their stores that will retail at €12.99 and all proceeds from the sales will be donated to TWOBILLIONEYES. You can buy the covers in their stores but also online here
We know we have been rather quiet on our blog these past few months, but this certainly does not reflect the work and progress we have been experiencing on the ground. We will share some exciting news later this week of a significant pilot project that will be taking place in Kenya this month. Right now, we are recovering from a very successful participation at the Silmo Optical Fair.
our tax consultant and accountant Michael Peffer from Stolp+KAB advisors and accountants: they have decided to support us by donating 50% of their usual fee for the work that they do for Twobillioneyes Foundation and the Ltd. Optichange BV (the production company that supports Twobillioneyes Foundation)
We are delighted to share an interview with TwoBillionEyes founder Bijan Aazami featured in "De Opticien", a leading industry Dutch magazine for opticians. Unfortunately, the article is only available in Dutch.
If you haven't already had a chance to view it, be sure to check out the video that we made illustrating the TwoBillionEyes dream to bring clear vision to two billion eyes in the world. The footage was shot while we were in Kenya last October testing the TwoBillionEyes concept in two all-girls schools.
TWOBILLIONEYES has received the official ANBI status by the Dutch Tax Office. Donations from Dutch citizens are now Tax deductible.
The official TwoBillionEyes case is now here! Everything you need to build our glasses in one case.