We are working in every country in the Commonwealth to make a sustainable difference to the lives and the livelihoods of its citizens.
In 2012, we set ourselves a five-year target to achieve two Programme goals: the empowerment of a new generation of young leaders and the prevention of avoidable blindness. Commonwealth Heads of Government endorsed these goals when they met in Sri Lanka in 2013, and The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme and four Initiatives under our Avoidable Blindness Programme were formally launched in 2014.
The Trust has joined the global movement to end avoidable blindness. We are working to combat three major avoidable causes of blindness in the Commonwealth and to strengthen the eye healthcare sector as a whole.