Dr. Sanduk Ruit (Founder and Director of A New Vision Singapore, Founder of A New Vision Indonesia)
It is fair to say that nobody has restored as many sights as Dr. Ruit.
Called “God of Sights”, Dr. Ruit not only perfected Small Incision Cataract Surgical technique, he has also personally restored over 120,000 sights and trained hundreds of ophthalmologists from around the world.
His students would say, without hesitation, that Dr. Ruit is a wonderful teacher, ever so generous in imparting knowledge and skills.
His patients would say he treats beggars the same as he treats the kings. All patients are equal in his eyes.
His friends would say he is a stubborn man, who fights all his life for poor men’s right to sight. And he will continue to fight as long as there is still a blind person in the world, who could have been saved.
Articles on Dr. Ruit:
Tan Ching Khoon (Founder and Director of A New Vision SIngapore, Founder of A New Vision Indonesia)
During a soul searching session at a Christian course called Halftime, Ching Khoon realized that God has greater plans for him to help the poor and the blind while he is still physically fit and financially able.
Founding A New Vision not only has he brought sights back to tens of thousands of people, it has also given equally immense fulfilment and joy and is a witness to God’s great work and love.
Using his wide network, Ching Khoon shares stories about A New Vision’s work to groups and individuals whose supports enable our work to continue.
Ching Khoon is also a proponent of the Art of Living meditation, a keen golfer and badminton player.
Ching Khoon holds the following positions:
- Chairman of Hatim Capital
- Member of Young Presidents Organization and World Presidents Organization
Through his wide network, Ching Khoon introduces A New Vision to groups and individuals who support and help keep our work alive.
Dr. Indra Wahidin (Founder and Director of A New Vision SIngapore, Founder of A New Vision Indonesia)
Dr. Indra is a prominent social figure in Indonesia, especially in North Sumatra, his place of birth.
He dedicates most of his time on social causes, including running a free medical clinic for the past 30 years. He holds the following positions:
- Heads the North Sumatra regional post of WALUBI (Indonesian Buddhist Association) and INTI (Indonesian Chinese Association)
- Head of Indonesian Chinese Chamber of Commerce for North Sumatra chapter
- Vice President of Red Cross North Sumatra
Ketua Harian (Daily Chief) INTI (Indonesian Chinese Association)
Ketua (Head of) WALUBI Sumatera Utara (Indonesian Buddhist Association) North Sumatra.
Dr. Indra is a strong advocate for racial and religious harmony in Indonesia and is a very well respected figure by the community at provincial and national level.
Dr. Indra’s strong link with local partners opens the door for A New Vision to work in Indonesia.
Effi Jono (Founder and Director of A New Vision SIngapore, Founder of A New Vision Indonesia)
Effi is a Certified Practising Accountant by trade and held Executive Director (Finance and Tax) positions with multinationals in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore including Lend Lease Group and Schlumberger.
After 13 years of seeing thousands of cataract surgeries, Effi still feels chills in her spine when stories of tragedies unfolded to joy … a rickshaw rider who stopped working because of cataract blindness, a fruit seller who had to give up her stall, a widow who no longer could be a waitress and had to move back to her mother’s house with her young children, an old man who knew (because of his prolonged and complicated cataract condition) that he could see only up to 1-2 metres yet so grateful …
and all that life changing joy, was a result from just a small effort by her and the team. The work must go on.
Beside eradicating avoidable blindness, Effi is passionate about animal rights and tries hard to exercise daily.
Robert Njo (Head of A New Vision Indonesia)
John Kennedy Stuart (Founder and Director of A New Vision Singapore, Founder of A New Vision Indonesia)
John is an Australian Chartered Account and has worked for Schlumberger, Booz Allen & Hamilton, BP, Noble Group, and Imdex Limited focusing on ASPAC and global corporate issues. John has been an adjunct lecturer for Australian universities with campuses in Singapore, focusing on business studies for under and postgraduate students. ,
In the early years, John was an apprentice chef at the Regent Hotel in Sydney, and he still enjoys pleasing people with his cooking! John also is a keen marathon and ultra-marathon jogger and has completed events in Singapore, Australia, India, and China.