Celebrating 10 Years of Restoring Sight, Changing Lives
Ten years ago, Henri and Joyce, and their 3 young children, arrived at the Republic of Congo on 7 April. Soon they established the first eye centre in the north of the country, in the middle of the jungle, to serve the blind and visually impaired and tell them the good news that they can see again.
That New Sight is here at all is down to the hard work and sheer determination of families, volunteers, staff and supporters. And it will only be here in 10 years’ time, ensuring hundreds more families facing or living with the loss of sight get the care they so desperately need, with your continued support.
From April 2022 to April 2023, we’ll be marking this milestone birthday by remembering the many lives changed by restored sight and memories made at the eye centre and community, by celebrating how together we created a very special place and by looking ahead to the next 10 years. Let’s continue to cheer on the whole New Sight team and the Samoutou family embark on the next stage of the amazing journey in Congo.
Top 10 Quotes of Life Lessons
On the occasion of New Sight’s 10 years of service in Congo, we bring you our Top 10 Quotes of life lessons and uplifting encouragement that have been helpful to us in our journey. We hope they bring you wisdom and encouragement as well!
10 Days of New Sight
Be inspired to see yourself in a new light by joining our 10 Days of New Sight Challenge! Challenge yourself to see you and your life differently and do something new for 10 days.
To celebrate our anniversary year, we are launching a challenge called “10 Days of New Sight” #10daysofnewsight where we will learn and encourage each other to see ourselves differently and try new things.
Our 10th Birthday Party on 7 April 2022
We had amazing stories, virtual birthday toasts and birthday cake, as we celebrated 10 years of life-changing work at New Sight Eye Care.
The Song “Elonga” (Victory)
The 10th anniversary song “Elonga” (meaning ‘Victory’ in English) was performed with much joy and rhythmic exuberance by the team.
The Song “Elikia” (Hope)
The joyful dance and song called “Elikia” (meaning “Hope” in English) and lifted spirits tremendously. Everyone got to do their own dance!
Many days of effort went into preparing the cake, the food, and the events of our 10th birthday party.
The Feast of Local Food and Drinks
The team spent much love and time preparing the delicious food which was full of local and cultural delicacies!
We share our raw and unedited videos of our 10th Birthday Party to show you the spontaneous and joyful celebrations at the future Interim Surgical Centre.