2020 Frans Oosterhof Travel Grant – NCC, The Netherlands
The Optical Foundation is pleased to announce the two winners of The Optical Foundation’s 2020 Frans Oosterhof Travel Grant to attend the 2020 Netherlands Contact Lens Congress (NCC) in Veldhoven, Netherlands.
The travel grant includes:
- Return flights from Accra to Schiphol and return transport to Veldhoven
- Hotel accommodation
- Registration for the NCC 2020
- Daily food allowance
- Sunday evening event
Miss Asantewa Aboagye MacCarthy a level 500 Optometry student at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana; and
Mr Isaiah Osei Duah Junior a level 500 Optometry student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
These two students were selected out of a total of 15 applications (8 female and 7 male students).
Applications were judged by The Optical Foundation Advisory Committee, consisting of: Professor Eric Papas, Dr Fayiz Mahgoub, Dr Ayeswarya Ravikumar, Bianca van Leeuwen and Dr Thomas Stokkermans. The selection criteria included academic record, work/research experience, leadership potential and evidence of volunteering in the community.
The Optical Foundation would not have been able to offer these two grants if it weren’t for a group of individuals, who have generously pledged to personally donate their NCC speaker fee which they receive for presenting at the congress. It is with immense gratitude that we would like to acknowledge the following people for making this possible: Carolina Kunnen, Maria Markoulli, Vincent Molkenboer, Erich Bauman and Karolien Elving.