4Ize Consulting

Changing the lives of over 1 billion people who suffer from vision impairment, with an end-to-end testing and spectacles dispensing system that can be used by local people with no prior vision testing experience.

Gender Equality Good Health

Why 4Ize?

Refractive Error (RE) is used to describe a range of eyesight deficiencies caused by the shape of the eye incorrectly focussing light onto the retina. Common RE’s include near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. When uncorrected, RE leads to blurry vision, double vision, headaches, eye strain and blindness.

Uncorrected Refractive Error (URE) is the second leading cause of avoidable blindness globally, with 90% of cases occurring in the developing world. Predominantly affecting younger people, the damaging social and economic impact is huge, especially in indigenous, remote and developing communities. URE reduces the ability to study and work productively, resulting in economic disadvantage and a consistently widening income gap. Barriers to treatment are often a lack of professionals to effectively run the tests, geographic limitations, and the high costs associated. Currently, the only opportunities in less developed communities only address 0.3% of the global need for glasses, further perpetuating the challenge.

Uncorrected Refractive Error affects over 500 million people globally.

53% of avoidable vision impairment worldwide is due to lack of access to affordable spectacles

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have over 3 times the level of blindness.

People can’t study or work without glasses, costing over $260 billion per year globally.

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Our Partner

In collaboration with Impact Partner: 4IZE, we’re bringing an affordable and accessible vision to disadvantaged communities.

4IZE’s ground-breaking solution allows an untrained person to test for and dispense prescription spectacles for Uncorrected Refractive Error (URE) in indigenous, rural, and developing communities globally. The 4IZE team has developed an innovative testing wheel, vision testing charts, and low-cost spectacles with pop-in prescription lenses to bring this “vision” to life.

With the support of an app to coordinate all back-end business requirements such as logistics and inventory management, 4Ize plans to hire and train local women as franchisees, combating gender inequality and poverty by providing women with meaningful work and overcoming barriers to economic independence.

The United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals

Goal 3. Good Health and Wellbeing

Targets:

3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

Goal 5 – Gender inequality

Targets:

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life.

How to Get involved

Connecting young change-makers and technology partners you will be testing social enterprise solutions in real-world contexts at the very early stages. This is an opportunity to deeply understand our community members and work with them to develop a meaningful social impact.

Locations
Dates Available
Price

Virtual Impact Program

January 2021
January 4 – 29, 2021

February 2021
February 1 – 26, 2021

May 2021
May 10 – June 4, 2021

June 2021
June 7 – July 2, 2021

July 2021
June 28 – July 23, 2021

4 Weeks – $2250 AUD

Global Impact Program

Fiji

Timor-Leste

June 2021
June 6 – 25 2021

July 2021
June 29 – July 24 2021

December 2021
November 28 – December 22 2021

January 2022
January 3 – 28 2022

February 2022
February 1 – 26 2022

4 Weeks – $4980 AUD

Rural Impact Program

December 2020
December 7 – 18 2020

January 2021
January 4 – 15 2021 & January 18 – 29 2021

February 2021
February 1 – 12 2021

2 Weeks – $5690 AUD

Our Impact
Partners

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Our
Impact
Projects

You can join over 9 active projects we have developed in countries such as India, Timor-Leste, Fiji and Malawi, as well as rural communities around Australia. You can even make a social impact from the comfort of home as a social impact consultant through our Virtual Impact Program. Our innovative project solutions span across a range of areas for maximum impact, including agriculture, microfinance and solar energy solutions.

Fuel Biodigesters

A safe, low-cost fuel alternative for 3 billion people worldwide by converting agricultural waste into clean energy.

Clean Energy

India

Sustainable Engineering Solutions and Food Security

4 Weeks

See Project

Solar Infrastructure Consulting

Providing Indian businesses and households with reliable and safe electricity through affordable, clean, solar energy.

Clean Energy

India

Sustainable Engineering and Clean Energy

4 Weeks

See Project

4Ize Consulting

Changing the lives of over 1 billion people who suffer from vision impairment, with an end-to-end testing and spectacles dispensing system that can be used by local people with no prior vision testing experience.

Gender Equality Good Health

Fiji, Timor-Leste,
Australia, Virtual

Med Tech
 

2 - 4 Weeks

See Project

Ag-Tech Consulting

Ensuring food security, nutritious diets and economic empowerment for 500 million smallholder farmers around the world, whilst safeguarding biodiversity and boosting developing economies through sustainable and efficient agricultural supply chains.

Life On Land No Poverty Zero Hunger

Fiji, India, Timor-Leste, Malawi, Australia, Virtual

AG Tech, Food Security and Environmental Sustainability

2 - 4 Weeks

See Project

Anti-Poaching

Preventing mass extinction and guarding biodiversity by stopping illegal wildlife poaching using AI technology.

Life On Land

Malawi,
Virtual

Animal Welfare and AI
 

4 Weeks

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Female Sanitation | Menstrual Cups

Empowering women and girls through safe sanitation practices and access to education and opportunities, using reusable and hygienic menstrual cups

Clean Water Gender Equality Recycling & Reuse

Malawi, Timor-Leste

Empowering Women and Girls

4 Weeks

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Female Sanitation | Reusable Pads

Empowering women and girls through safe sanitation practices and access to education and opportunities, using reusable and hygienic pads.

Clean Water Gender Equality Recycling & Reuse

Malawi, Timor-Leste

Empowering Women and Girls

4 Weeks

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Financial Literacy Consulting

Empowering small-scale entrepreneurship and economic independence through access to financial literacy and resources to enable growth opportunities.

Economic Growth

Fiji

Economic Empowerment

4 Weeks

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Microfinance

Empowering small-scale entrepreneurship and economic independence through access to socially beneficial assets and services using microfinance loans.

Economic Growth

Malawi

Economic
Empowerment

4 Weeks

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Solar Solutions Consulting

Electrifying the 16.5 million Malawians with no access to electricity using affordable, clean, solar power.

Clean Energy

Malawi

Sustainable Engineering and Clean Energy

4 Weeks

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Sustainable Stoves

Providing access to cleaner, low cost and fuel-efficient energy to 3 billion people worldwide whilst maintaining long-held cooking practices and traditions.

Clean Energy

Fiji, Timor-Leste

Sustainable Engineering Solutions and Food Security

4 Weeks

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