Two business students join the team!

Two students from the University of the West of England have chosen to work on a project with Sight 2020 Direct as part of their MBA programme.

Darion Simmons and Martin Cole are in the final year of their course and are completing a consultancy project as part of their dissertation. One project will be proposing ways in which the charity could help the eye unit in Malawi to develop a financially self-sustaining cataract service and the other will be looking at how the charity can attract corporate sponsorship in order to help fund our work.

Darion is an international student from Illinois and is relishing the chance to make use of the different business methods and theories that he has learnt on the course. “I am looking forward to the opportunity of working with this organization and hope to make an everlasting change on many people’s lives. I have set a personal goal of attaining at least one sponsor for the charity before my dissertation is finalized.”

As well as working on his MBA, Martin is currently the Site Lead at the Command and Staff Trainer (CAST) in Warminster, part of the Cyber, Space and Training business of Raytheon UK. Prior to this, Martin served for 23 years in the Royal Tank Regiment, during which time he served on Operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq. “I think the work the charity is doing is genuinely inspiring and I hope that I can do you all justice and help to develop a sustainable future.”

We are delighted to welcome them both to the charity and look forward to seeing what they can produce for us.

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