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Global Ideas Design Jam - Improving eye health in Sri Lanka

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In Ulpothla, north-eastern Sri Lanka, more than one in three people are visually impaired or blind and less than a third of these people seek eye care. This results in ongoing visual problems affecting the lives of those in the community, preventing them from reaching their full potential.

At the next Global Ideas Design Jam, participants will apply principles of human-centred design to improve clarity of vision in this rural community. The Design Jam is in partnership with the Global Hand Charity, an organisation dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services in South East Asia.

Delve into the culture, beliefs and lives of the people in this community, exploring the factors behind visual impairment and developing solutions to the problem. No matter what stage of life or industry you’re in, learn how to think differently about global issues and apply your skills to a niche problem.

With a small group of passionate change-makers, we’ll guide you through the process of understanding the problem, building a solution, and pitching it to a panel of expert designers.

How do we Jam?

Global Ideas Design Jams offer a unique, value-packed opportunity to learn the fundamentals of design thinking, providing you with new skills to lead, innovate and drive change in your field.

Closer to the date, we’ll let you know more about the challenge and the context, with a pre-Jam briefing kit so you’re ready to go.

Jams are fun, creative, explorative and collaborative. You will "learn by doing". You’ll also get the opportunity to pitch your idea to our expert panel of design and development leaders.

Tickets are only $60 for a full day, which includes lunch, snacks, materials, teaching, facilitation and certification. Get ready to innovate, we can’t wait to see what you create!