Speaker Date Topic
Brett Bennett Nov 10, 2020 6:00 PM
The SKYGEN International Foundation's Vision Program: "Creating Brighter Futures"
The SKYGEN International Foundation's Vision Program: "Creating Brighter Futures"

Since July 2018, the SKYGEN International Foundation (headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin) has been working in some of the poorest areas of Tanzania, Africa, providing free vision testing to over 154,000 people (many of whom had suffered with poor vision for their entire lives) and distributing more than 29,000 pairs of corrective eyeglasses.  We’ve arranged screenings at over 215 schools and 122 community clinics.  With prescription eyeglasses and the ability to see clearly, the lives of adults and children can be transformed. The fact is, a pair of custom glasses has the power to change a life and make every day richer.

 

Brett R. Bennett, has over 25 years of experience working within the Vision Care Industry. He currently manages multiple roles, within the SKYGEN USA organization: as an operational lead, “Director of Ocular Benefits”; and as Vision Director for the SKYGEN International Foundation. Throughout 2018-19, Brett embarked on 3 separate humanitarian missions to Tanzania, Africa, as part of a team to establish mobile vision clinics, train local staff and provide much needed vision testing and eyeglasses to tens of thousands of local Tanzanians in need. Brett attended Marquette University; is an Eagle Scout and United States Marine Corps Veteran.