January 2019 developing a collaboration with Starfish International.
Kirsten and Lars based in Norway have a beautiful people with a beautiful eyewear brand Karmoie. see www.karmoie.com
Tremendous support by Essilor Netherlands in the year 2018
Summer 2018 8 young Kenyans were trained within 9 days to perform vision tests and the assembly of twobillioneyes glasses. Within 14 days they were able to perform 590 vision tests and deliver 217 glasses under supervision but independently! 561 of the tested were truck drivers. This has been of great value for improving Road Safety and the local partnering organisation ‘Vijana Reloaded’ is now developing a business model for these newly trained Kenyans so that they can continue to deliver glasses in a sustainable income generating way, not only to drivers but also to the community at large.
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.
We are honoured to announce that Triodos Foundation is now an in-kind and financial supporter of TWOBILLIONEYES!
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.