We are in Hongkong China with Vicki Mak, a doctor friend from New Zealand who I met while she was visiting Malawi. She has a passion to help the blind school in Malawi (see my earlier blog), and has visited the Hongkong society for the blind, where a lot of blind resources can be found. While in Malawi all we talked about was about blind children and Blantyre Institute for community OphthalmologyBICO but today since I have other friend from Malawi who have got nothing to do with blindness, VICKI is taking us to see Hongkong proper.
Well to me Hongong is like heaven, there are many many trees and the terraine in beautiful.There are a lot of people, but they are not cutting trees.
Before I know it is time to go to the airport and take my flight to Malawi; ready to deal with more cases of childhood blindness.
WE agree to keep in touch through email; and she will send the donated school itmes to me to deliver to Ntcheu school for the blind.
A big thank you to Dr VICKI for hosting us: I should have done more for you while you were in Malawi. But I shall revenge.I wish you all the best as you start up on a new a job in Australia (haven’t been back there for a couple of years now);and I hope to visit you one of these days.
And who knows, you may even go ahead and specialise in Ophthalmology.
My other mentor (apart from Moses Chirambo) was the Australian Professor and Eye surgeon Fred Hollows, who spent a lot of time in Australia dealing with blindness among the aboriginals and rural communities; and who introduced the first lens factory in Eritrea.I believe peole like VICKI have a great potential to go that way.
Blind children from Malawi should know that there are people out there who care for them and are daily trying to do something for them. I am one of them.
Are you conviced they are ?
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