Our team

Our team is huge!

Committee Members

Yes these guys do a lot of work. With Julie at the helm nothing is left to chance, and each committee member contributes based on skills, work and family committments. The logistics of EFA are quite mind boggling. Each year as a trip approaches, volunteers and medical staff need to come on board, their travel and accommodation organised, as well some very difficult logistics around getting medical supplies through customs at the Ethiopian end. We also need to arrange medical facilities in some pretty interesting and remote places, and lets not forget the most important job of all - making sure people know we are coming so they can make the journey to the hospital.

Back here in Australia there is always something to do in terms of fundraising; the EyeBall, preparing the annual EFA Calendar and making sure they sell like hotcakes.


Once we get to Ethiopia it is all hands on deck and whilst there are usually two or three committee members the rest of the team are volunteers. Some regulars and some coming for their first time. Special thanks to our Opthamologist and other specialist staff, these people work hard in difficult conditions, but they tell us it is extremely rewarding work!


It takes money to do what we do. However the EFA team are frugal and make your dollars go a long way. Thanks for donating as none of this would happen without you.


You are reading our website. You might be thinking of donating or coming to party at the EyeBall, or keen to volunteer your time in Africa. We would love you to take that next step, but right now thanks for being interested.


Julie Tyers
Charity Leader
Michael van Ewijk
Charity Manager
Cameron Tyers
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