PROUD TO PARTNER WITH
Zeiss, is a corporation with a character defined by innovation and social responsibility. They embody a commitment to pushing boundaries, not only in optics but in making a meaningful difference in the lives of people across the world. As the pioneer of scientific optics, they continue to challenge the limits of human imagination. With their passion for excellence, they create value for their customers and inspire the world in new ways.
Through Africa20twenty, Zeiss recognised the pressing problem - an Africa in the shadows of cataract-induced blindness. The difficulties experienced by ordinary South Africans who are grappling with cataract blindness, as well as the capable individuals eager to aid them that are not able because of their restricted access to crucial specialised healthcare equipment.
For Zeiss the calling emerged before the COVID-19 pandemic during OSSA in 2018 - where they felt the a resounding echo of Africa20twenty's mission. They understood that their unique position could effect change. They made the decision to leverage their optical expertise not just for our non-profit, but to assist to restore sight, reconnect lives, and spark hope across the African continent.
By sponsoring state-of-the-art Zeiss Surgical Microscope Lumera 300, Zeiss IOL Master, Zeiss Slitlamp, Zeiss Intraocular Lenses (Prieska Project specific), Zeiss Surgical Microscope Lumera 300 (Additional Microscope for Prieska Project), they became one of the catalysts for this project.
Their solution is more than a donation: it's the provision of a critical tool that enables
volunteering surgeons like Dr. Johann and Dr. Moodley to perform intricate procedures
in the Mobile Operating theatre with precision.
Now we are able to restore sight in any remote location we are called to.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Zeiss seamlessly integrated with our plans at Africa20twenty. Their sponsored microscopes will empower our medical teams to do much needed surgical procedures.
Africa20twenty's long term plan is to equip various Mobile Operating Units with the all tools necessary to bring clear vision to lives and to transform each 20 minute surgery into
a moment of profound change.
On this journey and in this partnership, Zeiss' success is measured in the faces of those whose sight is restored. With each surgery, and each use of the sponsored microscope, they witness the impact of their contribution.
Success is the shared joy, the rekindled connections, and the renewed sense of purpose as individuals reclaim their vision.
THEATRE MINUTES SPENT
OUTREACHES TO DATE
GIFTS OF SIGHT GIVEN
BEING THE CHANGE
For Africa20twenty our biggest fear is the failure of not answering the call. We dread a world where Zeiss's expertise remains confined to privileged communities.
We'd rather imagine a world where the potential to create lasting change is actioned, and not where cataract-induced blindness continues to cast a shadow over many lives.
The Zeiss-sponsored equipment illuminate the mobile operating theater, as changing lives take center stage, shifting patients from darkness to light, from isolation to connection.
Zeiss's impact isn't just in the instruments they provide; it's in the profound emotional and societal transformation that follows.
Zeiss challenges other corporations to join hands with Africa20twenty.
They invite fellow companies in the industry to stand with them, and to contribute their resources and expertise.
"Our call is to unite for a common purpose, to
wield our influence for the betterment of humanity."
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION
Zeiss's involvement resulted in a tapestry of restored lives and renewed possibilities, we honour their vision for a world where corporations merge profit with purpose, and where sharing expertise translates to impact.
Zeiss is setting a precedent where their assistance in restoring sight becomes a beacon of progress. Thank you for enabling Africa20twenty's legacy to shine, one cataract operation at a time.