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Photo of the Week: Lion Travels Two Years, 16,000 Kilometers to Help Save Sight

May 24, 2010

Jose Geraldo de Souza Castro, a Lion from Brazil, began a two-year trip to bring attention to two problems that cause vision loss – cataracts and glaucoma. He started his trip on May 10, 2008, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and recently arrived in South Africa in a small children’s cart that BERG toys built and adapted for his trip.

Lion from Brazil Travels 2 Years, 16,000 Kilometers to Help Save Eyesight

Jose has traveled for more than two years and 16,000 kilometers, through France, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Namibia.  His journey will end in 900 kilometers – when he arrives at the Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg on June 5, 2010.

  1. nkounkou permalink
    August 16, 2010 9:25 am

    je suis membre du léo club kimia

  2. nkounkou jonasty hergé baurel permalink
    August 10, 2010 12:31 pm

    bonjour j aimerai avoir les information sur le léo

  3. Kobus permalink
    June 4, 2010 11:53 am

    I have contacted Nelson Mandela Square and they do not know about Jose coming there on Sat 5 June.

    I have met Jose in Namibia and would like to see him again.

  4. May 24, 2010 11:11 am

    Great & very commendable effort.This Lion from Brazil is the true ambassador of Lions Club International.

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