ABOUT THE PROJECT
In October 2016, Essilor Vision Foundation joined hands with Singapore-based NGO, Humanitarian with Love to complete its second medical mission in Hin Heup Village, Laos.
Hin Heup, Laos
Date: October 2016
Duration: 2 ½ days
People screened: 1,000
Eyeglasses given: 700
Volunteers participated: 110
Over 2,000 people attended the camp for basic health screening activities such as dental, general health check-up, traditional chinese medicine and vision testing.
Over 1,000 had their vision tested and 70% of whom were given a free pair of corrective glasses. Many villagers were thankful to receive a free pair of sunglasses upon finishing their vision test. Mr Don Xayavong, a farmer from Hin Heup village, said, “This pair of sunglasses is nice. It looks smart and allows me to see clearly.”
Mr Sengthavy from the Public Health Department at Vientiane province said, “I am especially proud of the people in Hin Heup District that they managed to receive good health care through charity. This could help them be healthier and thereby work better in their jobs.”