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Lunch with a Purpose
Changing Lives in the Congo Jungle :
A True Story

Dear Friends,

We have arranged a simple lunch with a very meaningful cause.  Joyce and Henri Samoutou are founders of the charity New Sight and the joint recipients of the international Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award.  In 2012, Joyce and Henri uprooted their family with 3 children then aged 1, 3 and 6, and moved from the UK to Congo to pioneer the first and only non-profit eye surgical centre in northern Congo to help the patients who otherwise cannot have access to eye care.

Joyce and Henri are making a trip from the Congo jungle and will be back in the concrete jungle of HK for the first time in 3 years this March!  Please come hear the amazing story of how their work has restored sight, transformed lives and brought hope to one of the most impoverished, neglected and rural areas in the world.  Come hear their incredible journey as they share with humour the challenges of living in the jungle, home-schooling their children, surviving the threat of Ebola and the Ninja rebels.  Their extraordinary experience puts a different perspective on life and gets us thinking about how we can all make a difference in today's world.  Those who have heard their story will tell you that their courage, kindness and passion have inspired them, and those who have had the privilege of meeting them will tell you how touched they have been by their joy, humility and sincerity. 

Friday March 17, 2017 (NEW DATE)
                    Sorry - Thursday March 16, 2017 (SOLD OUT) 
     Time:     12:30pm – 2pm
     Venue:   The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, 香港中華總商會
                    7/F, 24-25 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
                    (MTR Central Station Exit A / HK Station Exit C)
     Cost:      HK$300 per head (Lunch included) RSVP and Payment in Cash at the Door

A donation will be taken to support the wonderful work of New Sight
For enquiries, please contact Joanne Stokes (
Please book as soon as possible before 10 March 2017 by clicking the link here:

Spaces are limited and events with the Samotuous are known to sell out quickly.  Please forward this invitation to whoever you think might be interested to join us.

We are excited to hear Joyce and Henri, and hope to see you there.

Warm regards,

Friends of New Sight


We are humbled to announce that all our tables for the
original lunch date on Thurs 16 March have been subscribed.

We are happy to announce that a new date has been added: Fri 17 March.

Please help spread the word. Thank you for your support!
Click here for a 3-minute video about New Sight
Speaker Profile:
Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong BSc (Hons) MBChB DRCOG DTMH MRCGP, a Hong Kong native, and her husband Henri are the founding directors of the charity New Sight Eye Care, and the 2012 winners of the international Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision award. Joyce has been involved in several humanitarian projects across the globe, including running a mobile clinic and creating a successful first aid program along the ancient Silk Road in Uzbekistan.  
          An inspirational and sought-after speaker known for her sincerity and natural ability to make the audience both laugh and cry, Joyce has been invited to speak in several countries including Singapore, USA, UK, HK to audiences such as the Royal Geographic Society and Harvard Club.  Joyce is a recipient of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Award and graduated from Diocesan Girls' School before winning a full scholarship to study at the United World College of the Atlantic in the UK. She then read medicine at the University of Edinburgh, which was followed by a stint as a visiting fellow at Harvard University.   

The meaningful work of Joyce and Henri has been featured in the BBC and South China Morning Post, and was the subject of a documentary series by Cable TV.

About New Sight
In 2006, Joyce and Henri Samoutou relocated from the UK to develop a non-profit eye centre in a missionary hospital in the rainforest of Gabon.  The eye centre has since become self-sufficient and continues to help around 6000 patients a year.  In 2012, they founded New Sight Eye Care, and together with their three young children, moved to northern Republic of Congo to pioneer its first non-profit eye centre with surgery.
New Sight provides comprehensive non-profit eye services including consultations, glasses, medical and surgical treatments, as well as free screening and community eye education in the villages.  It also empowers the local community by training nurses and administrative staff.  
New Sight transforms lives by giving the priceless gift of sight.
Copyright © 2016 New Sight Eye Care.
Registered Charity Number 1144893.

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