I am John Mgalamadzi from Malawi

I am John Mgalamadzi from Malawi

Thank you guys

John Mgalamadzi 4 Credit ICEE

A message from Clive Miller:

Have you ever wondered how a donation to Optometry Giving Sight can transform a life?

It’s a great question and I received a truly inspiring answer recently when a young man from Malawi (in Africa) sent me an unexpected email. 

We first met John in 2005. 

He was being taught braille in a school for the blind, when all he needed was an eye exam and a high-powered pair of glasses to see clearly.

Now in 2017...

Can you imagine my delight when I opened the email to read the following:



“Hi Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is John Mgalamadzi from Malawi. I write this to thank you guys for the good job you are doing of giving sight to different people with eye problems.

I was also given sight by this organisation some years back when I was about 15 years old through the project called GIVING SIGHT TO BLIND CHILDREN IN AFRICA and I am now 29 years. So I think it’s good for me to thank this Organisation and all people across the World who are taking part in it.

Those pair of glasses you gave me helped me and changed my life because I am here today because of the same glasses.  Just imagine, the same year I received the glasses I passed my examination which I had failed several times without glasses.

I am now working at the Peoples Trading Centre Limited as a Property & Insurance Clerk.”

John’s email inspires all of us at Optometry Giving Sight to do everything we can to help more young, vision impaired people to realise their full potential in life.

Will you help us by making a donation in support of the World Sight Day Challenge, and / or by pledging your participation and selecting one of our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Award levels? 


Please click here to register for this year's challenge.


Or you can simply make a donation to transform the lives of more inspirational young people like John.


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