This little film covers our work providing reading glasses for the elderly in the Anambas Islands, Indonesia. You would be amazed how a simple pair of reading glasses can improve the quality of someone’s life.
Sight by Sail
Sight by Sail is an initiative from the Historic Vessel Vega which provides free reading glasses for the elderly. We supply both new high-quality glasses of various strengths and training for local health workers to fit them. These low-cost reading glasses make a huge difference in peoples lives. If you would like to help please contact us, we always need more glasses.
This remote village is located on Mubur island in Kepulauan Anambas, a small archipelago of Indonesia, located in the South China Sea between the Malaysian mainland to the west and the island of Borneo to the east.
Sight by Sail is a program Historic Vessel Vega began over 10 years ago to bring simple reading glasses to the islands we assist.
As one of the young maritime policemen said, “This morning when we came 138 people could not see, now when we leave 138 of my people can see again.” Wairoke Village, Lautém District, Timor Leste.
Historic Vessel Vega in collaboration with the East Timor Maritime Police (UPM) delivers medical supplies and reading glasses to Lautém District, Timor Leste.
Laclubar is a rural area high in the mountains of East Timor. It is difficult to reach. Most people live in the surrounding farming villages which often have no road only walking paths.
Triloka Clinic serves the community Triloka and 12 surrounding villages. The clinic works under the umbrella of the Fundação Lafaek Diak, Baucau, East Timor.
Pulau Pisang means Banana Island. A very small island close to Banda with fewer than 300 inhabitants.
Pulau Hatta is an island in South Maluku (Moluccas), Indonesia.
Vega brings the gift of sight to the village of Macadare, Atauro Island, East Timor