Lakeville Eye Associates proudly supports the Mekele Blind School. The Mekele Blind School is a boarding school in northern Ethiopia for approximately 90-130 blind boys and girls, ages 6-16. With the highest rate of preventable blindness in Africa, Ethiopia has a great need for this little school, but conditions at the school are harsh. With the help of Friends of Mekele Blind School (FMBS), the school now has improved access to better nutrition, a growing Braille library, toys and games for blind children, first aid supplies, security and adult supervision.

All donations to FMBS go directly toward the improvement of these childrens' lives by helping to continue the work begun there. To learn more about the school, FMBS and their efforts (and to donate), please visit