Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Kovin Naidoo's work was prepared when Kovin Naidoo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Kovin Naidoo is revolutionizing access to eye care and eyeglasses for South Africa’s rural poor through a new economic model that provides benefits to all participants. Providing ultra low-cost eye services and eyeglasses to the rural poor, it also creates a system of sustainable and replicable training and employment of eye care providers and lens manufacturers.
The New Idea
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