Mr Nishikawa travels to Africa twice a year to provide life-saving surgery on people who have experienced trauma (often from hyena attacks) or are suffering from NOMA, supported by the UK-based charity, Facing Africa.
In March 2016 he will visit Ethiopia on his first non-surgical mission, this time going to remote villages on the western side of Ethiopia and southern side of Sudan. An anthropologist will accompany the team to assist with translation and collection of information on the indigenous peoples’ preferences of the African face for a Facial Normality Study.
As a gesture of goodwill towards the indigenous people and their families, Mr Nishikawa and the team are collecting items that can be distributed to the children, specifically:
– colouring pencils
– colouring books
– small toys
– stationery items
– pins for sporting clubs or teams
– baseball caps
A collection box for donated items has been set up in the lobby of The Westbourne Centre in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The collection is taking place between 10 February and 16 March 2016.
Any and all new or gently used items are greatly appreciated.