Rendevous in the Yasawas
08 October 2017 | Yasawa group, Fiji
In the Yasawa Island group on the western side of Viti Levu we had arranged to meet up with long time friends Cheryl and Karen on Interlude whom we haven't seen for a few years but when we did we had as much fun as we always do . They must like Fiji (and who wouldn't?), they've been here for four years. Also we caught up with friends on Kapai and Eudora and so what did we do? We found a few villages and ran some glasses clinics. Kapai and Eudora had helped us before in Niue but hadn't done any work in the villages, which is where we normally operate and were keen to do so. The crew of Interlude knew of our work but had never actually had the opportunity to participate and so gladly put their hands up to help. We managed to visit three villages in total and left 130 people with better vision than before we arrived. All the team did a wonderful job yet again. The girls on Interlude showed what an asset they are to our goal of better vision for everyone.
As an aside: It is always interesting to watch people when they have the opportunity to engage others in the way we can as Eyeglass Assist. I suppose it's based around helping others less fortunate than yourself but it's also about communicating with someone who is outwardly quite different but is in fact a person with whom you have a great deal in common. It's about travelling and meeting different people in a way that is meaningful and beneficial for every one concerned. And we all enjoy it very much indeed.