I am extremely proud to announce that I have been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Awards list for my services to nursing and to international eye-health programs for Eyes For Africa’s work in Ethiopia.


I am honoured and humbled to have received this award and want to thank the Eyes For Africa team, as well as the many volunteers and supporters who have worked with me over the years, for making the work of EFA possible. So many people have assisted with their skills, time, passion and professionalism, as well as through donations of funding or equipment, enabling EFA to offer free eyesight restoration to some of the poorest of the poor in Ethiopia. I thank you all for your belief in our ability to change people’s lives.


In the past 11 years, EFA has been able to carry out sight-restoring cataract removal for more than 3000 people. I plan to continue this work for as many years as I am able.

With great excitement we travelled to Ethiopia to facilitate our 11th year of free sight restoring cataract surgery to the people living in rural...

Our ten year anniversary campaign was full of emotional highs and lows. What should have been a successful four week campaign to Shambu and Ginnir...

Eyes for Africa Charitable Foundation


Eyes For Africa (EFA) is a small Australian not-for-profit, non-government, non-denominational organisation that is run entirely by volunteers and is dedicated to free sight-restoring cataract removal & other eye care, in poor communities of remote, rural Ethiopia.


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