July 2018 Newsletter
We are two thirds to our Construction Fundraising Goal
Over 800 guests gathered at the Kerry Hotel for New Sight’s second fundraising dinner on Saturday, 12 May. We are so thankful to all our sponsors, performers, volunteers, table hosts and their guests, and friends who made the night so special and meaningful – an amazing HK$10.1 million was raised on the night! We are therefore now only HK$18 million short from our estimated construction budget of HK$55 million! The detailed construction design has been completed and we are entering the tender process. We need your help to get to the finishing line. To donate, please visit www.newsightcongo.com/donate.
If you are interested in naming rights, please email us at [email protected].
Something for the kids this summer: Project Two Front Teeth
We are excited to launch Project Two Front Teeth, an initiative for students! To find out more and share with the kids, visit www.newsightcongo.com/twofrontteeth.
Impfondo Eye Centre is thriving
We gave the Impfondo eye centre with all the equipment and trained staff as a gift to Pioneer Christian Hospital in August 2017.
The nurses who we trained can now handle emergency, consultation, inpatient, anaesthetics, and minor surgery. Henri has been going back every 2 to 3 months to perform major surgery. (Here he is on a piroque, one of the types of transportation in his 5-day journey to Impfondo.) The clinic is self-running and continue to see about 130 patients a month! We are very proud of them!
Congo team is growing
We are thrilled to announce that the Targett family has made the bold decision to step out of their comfort zone to join the New Sight team in Congo. Annabel and Doug, along with their 3 children, Hannah (age 7), Samuel (4) and Sophie (2), are currently learning French and fundraising to relocate from Leeds, UK to Ouesso, Congo for an initial period of 1-2 years in January 2019. Annabel and Doug will mainly serve in the areas of administration, facilities management, and construction. To follow their exciting journey, please visit: http://africatargett.org/. To make a financial gift to empower them to serve, please visit: https://www.give.net/20241472
Opportunities to serve within Congo
Please consider, pray and share our needs!
- Teacher for the Samoutou and Targett families
With the Targett family joining us, the need for a teacher for the missionary kids is more important than ever.
- Site supervisor
- Site quantity surveyor
Opportunities to serve outside of Congo
We are looking for pro-bono services and volunteers outside of Congo who have experience in
- Sourcing (furniture, appliances, supplies)
- Video production
- WordPress designer for blog revamp
- Office and errands help
- Hospital guideline/policy template drafting (e.g. opticians, nurses, pharmacists, hospital administrators)
Flexible hours and location. Project-based (one week to 2-3 months) or longer term. For more information, please email [email protected].
Patient story: Sight regained, Barthelemy sees his wife for the first time
Be moved by the incredible story of our patient Barthelemy:
For other patient stories, visit https://www.newsightcongo.com/patientstories/.