March 29 2022

A short survey showed that a long-standing partner organization in Ghana, Ashanti Development, based in London, operates an eye clinic in the Ashanti region in Gyetiase. Until now, the collection of used glasses has mainly taken place in the UK, with the glasses being competently cleaned and recalibrated by SpecSavers on a voluntary basis. The transport to the eye clinic in Gyetiase was either carried out by members of Ashanti Development when travelling to Ghana or via parcels sent to Ghana. 

With several collection points in the Basel area, the campaign closed with more than 2.500 glasses donated from BASAID members & friends.