Enlightening Eyes in Eswatini – Vol. 1.5 – Eyes on Eswatini – 2024 Tour!

Update from Jono Pons, MD

February 2024

Dear COS Family,

This year has been different to the past , as I’ve known more deeply than ever, that standing behind me are my brothers and sisters of Christian Ophthalmology Society, watching over me in prayer and helping us provide for growing eye care needs with material support.

The Spirit’s power is evident in the lives changed, whilst your steadfast support has lifted me up and blessed so many already.

Thank you COS Family!

From the COS Board:
Please prayerfully consider joining COS this Fall! It will be a great way to better understand  and support the work that Dr. Jono Pons and his team are doing in Eswatini, South Africa.

If you are interested, please email us.

Details for Eyes on Eswatini- 2024 Tour

DATES:  FALL 2024
Arrive Saturday, 10/26/24
Depart Sunday, 11/3/24   

ACCOMMODATIONS: 

Mabuda Guest Farm
Bed and Breakfast type cottages

This budget is an estimate and is for planning purposes only!

Mission & Service Participation Options:

Ophthalmologists/Doctors/Techs

  • Clinics/Hospital-Daily clinics, Weekly surgery
  • Sight Flight
  • Health Outreach with Libumba Inclusion Intiaitive for children with disabilities
  • Trip tp Orphan Village for General Medical care
  • COS sponsored educational Symposium for regional ophthalmologists

Non Medical- Spouses, Teens, Businessmen

  • Work parties with local mission partners
  • Mission visits to local community with Community Liaison
  • Assist in patient queuing, visual acuity testing and pastoral care.

Leisure Activities:

  • Nature, Animal Viewing & Game Driving Experiences
  • Bush walking or horse riding on trails around Mabuda Farm
  • Hlane and Mkhaya Game Reserves
  • Tiger Fishing
  • Birding

Craft & Local Artisans:

  • Coffee Tours at Green Shed Mabuda
  • Ngwenya Glass Factory & Craft Centre
  • Swazi Candles
  • Matanga Craft Centre
  • Malendelas Centre

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