VOSH & SVOSH Mentorship Program Application
The VOSH Mentorship Program partners VOSH Chapters with domestic and 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 Chapters apply for funding through this application process. Once the annual $15,000 is reached, applicants are encouraged to apply for the next application cycle the following year.
Funding will be given to the VOSH Chapter and can 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:
Budget of program-provide detailed information of how the $1,500 will be spent:
I have read through and understand the purpose and rules associated with the Sustainable SVOSH Mentorship Program.
I agree to participate in the Sustainable SVOSH Mentorship Program for the time period listed above.
I agree to use the $1,500 funding for approved equipment and travel outlined in the program information.
I agree to submit two reports and all receipts for the funding.
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