ABOUT THE PROJECT

Lions Club, an international voluntary organisation, and Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) co-organised a vision care initiative to screen more than 5,000 young students in Batam. Eyeglasses will be given to students who need them.

Batam, Indonesia

Dates: March 2018 – July 2018
Duration: 4 months
People to screen: 5,000
Eyeglasses to give: TBC

Volunteers: >15

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EVF and its partners recognise that 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, hence without proper eye care, a student will not be able to fully maximise his/her potential at school. The programme aims to expand its services to more than 5,000 students in Batam till end of this year.

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MEET OUR BENEFICIARIES & VOLUNTEERS

Vitancur Severa
Mendoza

Domestic helper, 39

“These free eye check-ups and glasses are a great help to me as I could not afford them.”

Anouluck
Philavanh

Retired staff at Viengthong Village, 55

“In all my working life I have never seen any day like today.”

2. Anouluck Philanvanh circle

Bao
Tram

Student from Phu My Secondary School, 15

“When I got blurred vision, I always wished I had a pair of eyeglasses – they are like a friend of mine which I use everyday.”

Bao Tram

Wee Sing
Ong

Volunteer from Essilor R&D, 
Center for Innovation & Technology Asia

“This showed me the need for such outreach projects as people often don’t have access to the services we offered them.”

Wee Sing Ong