ABOUT THE PROJECT

This June, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and ISCOS, an organisation that helps ex-offenders in their reintegration, welfare and well-being, brought vision care awareness to the next level. Both organisations co-hosted a Family Day event for ISCOS members and their families at the Singapore Zoological Gardens, where nearly 300 sunglasses were given out to the families.

Singapore

Dates: June 2018
Duration: Half day
Sunglasses given: 292

Volunteers participated: 10

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ISCOS 12
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The main highlight of the event was the Amazing Race, where families had to answer a quiz at the Singapore Zoological Gardens.

EVF incorporated eyecare awareness games as part of the event where families were given simulation glasses of certain eye diseases (e.g. cataract, glaucoma).

A total of 60 families were educated on vision care as well as the relevant eye diseases during the Race by volunteers. All had a great time participating in the event and race!


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MEET OUR BENEFICIARIES & VOLUNTEERS

Peter Hua

EVF Ambassador

“Besides connecting with positive and proactive co-workers, we gained a sense of purpose as a team. In turn, I personally appreciated people’s differences while building empathy and social awareness in the process."

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Trey Eng

Beneficiary, Retired Dressmaker, 72

“Can you see my pretty eyes now? With this pair of glasses, I’m able to see all my lovely grandchildren!”

Juliana Chua

EVF Ambassador

“Influence positively, inspire and retain great volunteers. Recruiting volunteers is only a start. Keeping the team motivated and inspired is the real difference."

Sunil Bhangale

EVF Ambassador

"Helping provide good vision to the underprivileged certainly boosts their confidence in managing their routine activities and brings smiles to their faces."

Weng San

Beneficiary, Driver, 58

“I’m just so happy to see my family members smile today with their new pair of glasses!”

Moe Hwet

Beneficiary, Field Worker, 65

“With these new pair of glasses, now I can see how beautiful the world truly is!”

Bao
Tram

Beneficiary, Student, 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

EVF Volunteer Lead Optometrist

“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