The word Jonga is a Xhosa word that means “To See”.
The Jonga Trust manages a group of companies aimed at preventing avoidable blindness and improving the overall eye health of people in disadvantaged communities. They do this by providing programs that educates the patients about eye health, screens for diseases in the eye and provide appropriate treatment for the eye.
Jonga Trust uses modern and innovative techniques to provide their services like mobile wireless retinal cameras. These cameras are used to take digital photos of the back of the eye allowing trained doctors to provide remote diagnosis of various eye diseases. Whilst the main focus of Jonga Trust is providing eye care, they aim to seek opportunity to train unemployed youth from disadvantaged communities to become skilled in various aspects of eye health care and business management.
The provision of accessible quality eye care and management of chronic diseases effecting eye health at an affordable cost and to ensure sustainable community driven health awareness programs to prevent avoidable blindness in a convenient environment at community level.
To further contribute to community upliftment through skills development, career pathing, job creation, research and innovation in order to eradicate social dependencies in all South African communities and to be a model of excellence on the continent of Africa from Cape to Cairo.
To eradicate avoidable blindness in Africa through an effective model, to be copied to all other continents.
A healthy, sustainable and innovative organization that
- Provides the most comprehensive, qualitative and accessible community friendly eye health care services in Africa.
- Promotes eye health awareness to prevent blindness.
- Uses and provides evidence based research to plan and implement programs.
- Builds capacity in communities.