Sightsavers has a network of 140 volunteer speakers based around the UK who will visit your group to talk about the work we do overseas. We often visit schools, churches and service organisations and are happy to visit any group that is interested in hearing about our work.
Whilst we are more than happy to cater to your needs, our speakers would normally give a PowerPoint presentation about our work, followed by a short DVD and time for questions.
For school visits our speakers can do both assemblies and classroom activities. Sessions in the classroom aim to provide children with an idea of what it might be like to live with a visual impairment through practical activities.
Our volunteer speakers also look after stalls at events, speak at conferences and support people who are doing sponsored events.
To find out more about Sightsavers’ life changing work overseas, book a free speaker for your local group by visiting www.sightsavers.org/bookaspeaker or call Jo Mitchell on 01444446727
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