Last November I found myself returning to Sierra Leone, in western Africa, to carry on the much needed work of providing sustainable eyecare solutions to the country. And once again, I met children, thousands of them, as an important part of the project for this trip involved school screening.
Their lives are hard, by whatever measure you judge these things, but their resilience and desire to learn cannot be quashed.
They want to grow up to be doctors, school teachers, policemen, lawyers.
There can be no keener revelation of a socity's soul than the way in which it treats its children. (Nelson Mandela)
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation. (Ray L. Wilbur)
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments - tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become. (Louis Pasteur)