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JFF CREATE! Let's fight global blindness together

The John Fawcett Foundation CREATE Program

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BACKGROUND
The John Fawcett Foundation (JFF) is a humanitarian not-for-profit organisation, founded by a West Aussie/Old Haleian, based in Bali, focussed on minimising blindness in Indonesia.

Since its inception, many senior medical professionals have volunteered with JFF, providing free, sight-restoring treatment to hundreds of thousands of Indonesians. Yet, rates of blindness in Indonesia remain amongst the highest worldwide.

This begs the question, what if younger volunteers have more of a role to play?

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OUR VISION
JFF CREATE is a new volunteering initiative that aims to build on John Fawcett’s legacy by encouraging younger volunteers to make a difference in the world of ophthalmology through Charity, Research, Exchange, Awareness-building, Tutelage and Empowerment.

As founder, I am one of two Australian junior doctors participating in the 'Inaugural 2024 JFF CREATE' (the other being co-founder, Dr Elaine Ong). We will both raise money for Charity, engage in Research and perform an Exchange during which we will spend two weeks in Indonesia, volunteering with local eye clinics (two Indonesian counterparts will also come to Australia). Ultimately, our hope is for JFF CREATE to build Awareness of the immense burden of ophthalmic disease worldwide, and provide Tutelage and Empowerment to the next generation of ophthalmologists to continue to combat the challenges of global health throughout the rest of their careers.

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For my Charity component, I personally, hope to raise $10,000 AUD.

$10,000 will be integral in supporting JFF's activities.
Just:
- $50 is enough for 5 pairs of glasses, which could mean the difference between seeing or not seeing the whiteboard for 5 Indonesian schoolkids!
- $65 is enough to fund a life-changing and blindness-reversing cataract surgery, lifting a huge burden off the patient and their carers and loved ones!
- $100 is enough to fund a prosthetic eye, and permanently restore confidence and self-esteem to a young child or adult!

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WHAT I ASK OF YOU
If you would like to support the Inaugural 2024 JFF CREATE and thus help restore sight to the vulnerable, please donate now and after you've donated, spread the word to your family, friends, and colleagues!

Any support will truly be appreciated and will go a long way toward empowering young volunteers to make a difference in the global fight against blindness!

I sincerely hope that we can reach and surpass the $10,000 target, together.

***All donations go directly to JFF and are Tax Deductible***
***If you would like to be a Regular Giver to JFF, please get in touch with Qiang via the 'Contact' button further down!***
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Organizer

Qiang Li
Organizer
Perth WA
The John Fawcett Foundation
 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Australia.

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