VOSH Mentorship Program Application
The VOSH Mentorship Program (now known as MOVE: Motivating Others to VOSH Excellence) partners VOSH or SVOSH Chapters with international SVOSH chapters to encourage them to work with and contribute to local optometry and sustainable clinics in developing countries and to build relationships for ongoing professional associations.
o Mentorship in optometry
o Mentorship in clinical care
o Mentorship in community service
A budget of $15,000 annually from Optometry Giving Sight will be administrated by VI for the Sustainable SVOSH Mentorship Program. VOSH or SVOSH Chapters apply for funding of up to $1500 through this application process.
Funding may only be used for:
~ Optometric equipment to be given to international SVOSH chapter
~ Optometric/Ophthalmologic reference books to be given to international SVOSH Chapter
~ International SVOSH expenses including travel, food, accommodations.
~ Receipts must be provided and attached to reports submitted to VI
Funding may not be used for:
- Optometric equipment for VOSH or SVOSH Chapters from North America
- Travel expenses for VOSH or SVOSH Chapter from North America
- Materials for VOSH clinic trip such as reading glasses, sunglasses
Start Date (two year committment requirement)
What is the International SVOSH Chapter with which you will partner? Please provide Name and Contact Information.
Action Plan of program-provide detailed information (dates, locations) on planned clinic trips and VOSH/SVOSH chapter interaction:
Please describe how this will promote the goals of this program (stated above)
Please provide detailed information of how the requested funds will be spent:
Please briefly summarize how activities in the project period will contribute to the creation of sustainable vision care programs in the region.
I have read through and understand the purpose and rules associated with the Sustainable SVOSH Mentorship
Program (Now known as MOVE: Motivating Others to VOSH Excellence).
I agree to participate in the MOVE Program for the time period listed above.
I agree to use the funding for approved expenses outlined in the program information.
I agree to submit two reports and all receipts in order to receive the funding.
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