Our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind.
Four in five people in the world who are blind or visually impaired suffer from preventable or treatable causes of blindness. We are committed to eliminating all reversible and preventable causes of blindness and severe visual impairment.
We strive for efficiency and cost-effectiveness, with self-sustainability as our goal, but we believe that sight is priceless. We will not be deterred by the challenges involved in delivering eye care to the poor and needy in hard to reach places.
Restoring sight. Changing lives.
New Sight Eye Care is a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering and partnering with local communities to preserve and restore sight. It was established as a registered charity in 2012 and the winner of the international eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA) 2012.
We recognise that while eye health services are inadequate in many low-income countries, they are non-existent in northern Congo. That is why we chose to start with the poorest and most neglected communities in the north of Congo. Then we started identifying ourselves as New Sight Congo.
We have a passion to help people see again.
Henri Samoutou is a Senior Ophthalmic Technician with surgical skills, and Joyce Samoutou-Wong is a Family Doctor. Together, they founded New Sight Eye Care because of their calling. Joyce and Henri said, “We want to use the medical skills that God has blessed us with as a vehicle to bring hope to the blind and their loved ones in Africa. Medical ministry is not cheap, but we simply cannot put a price tag on sight.” That continues to be their motivation for this exciting life-transforming project. Meet our founders here.
Let’s review what we have done so far together.
Our 10th year was filled with new beginnings and renewal! We celebrated our anniversary with new songs and thanksgiving, then we set up the new surgical centre, to bring new sight to new patients. And we began our hospital construction with renewed vigour! Thank you for an amazing year with us. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Let’s keep building together.
See our Celebrating 10 Years of New Sight content.
Watch our Year in Review 2022 video.
Our Core Values
“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:15-16
How to become part of the New Sight Community
Come in freedom, rather than pressure; Give with joy, rather than burden; Serve out of calling, rather than obligation.
What is required to become part of New Sight
We value heart over ability, attitude over skills and experience.
What to expect from the New Sight leadership
We take active steps to create a culture where everyone feels equally welcomed, valued, appreciated and empowered.
How we treat each other
We treat each other the way we want to be treated. We carry, bless, encourage, build and lift each other up as we grow in unity.
How we work together
Two are better than one. We operate out of trust, humility, respect and grace.
How we resolve differences and conflicts
Differences and diversity are not just to be tolerated, but they are celebrated as opportunities for improvement and innovation.
How we hold each other accountable
Integrity is not optional. We are accountable to ourselves, to each other and to God.