CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT
October, 2013 - December, 2013
The Mobile School Screening Project team of Khyber Eye Foundation visiting various government schools in out skirts of Peshawar, mostly in those areas where no eye care facilities are available for poor students. Finding the refractive errors in poor students at a very early stage and issuing them glasses free of cost in really commendable.
Refractive errors can be easily diagnosed and measured through a simple and cost effective sight test and corrected with providing a pair of spectacles to attain normal vision. Refraction and spectacle correction is among the most cost effective intervention in eye-care yet millions of people do not have access to this treatment. The Mobile School Screening Project team, bringing smiles on the faces of students and changing their lives.
THE STORY OF A GIRL IN HER OWN WORDS WHO HAD A REFRECTIVE ERROR, AND HOW HER LIFE CHANGED AFTER VISITING THE MOBILE SCHOOL SCREENING PROJECT TEAM TO HER SCHOOL.
Miss Huma was in class 9th when Khyber Eye Foundation team visited her school, Government Girls High School Landi Arbab a rural area on the out skirts of Peshawar. I couldn’t read the writing on the blackboard sine grade 7th and had to ask my friend Miss. Amna sitting next to me what the teacher wrote, every time Amna told the school vision screening team. When examined by the refractionist, she was diagnosed with severe refractive errors in both eyes: VA in Right Eye being 6/36 while that in Left Eye being 6/60. Like many of her other school mates, she was given free of cost glasses and can now see the writing on the blackboard perfectly fine. The school vision screening team paid a follow up visit to meet Amna and others who were given glasses a year ago. Aman was wearing the glasses and couldn’t stop smiling. “I used to think that my eyes are like that and I have to live with it. But now with these glasses I can read what the teacher writes on the blackboard and am able to take notes on my copy. I am a better student than before.” Amna is one of the 118148 children 2 who were screenined for eye health including refractive errors in Peshawar, Pakistan by Khyber Eye Foundation Hospital.
Khyber Eye Foundation request our donors to continue support our project and donate maximum so that poor school going children are benefited and can be issued with glasses / medicines free of cost.
JULY, 2013 TO SEPTEMBER, 2013
The Mobile School Screening Project team of Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital worked with dedication putting their concerted effort to find out maximum school going children with refractive errors at a very early stage. The Mobile School Screening Team visit various school in outs skirts of Peshawar, so that maximum small / poor children are benefited. During the entire period the project team found out 456 children with refractive errors and issued them glasses free of cost, so that eye related problem is not aggravated. The Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital also established free eye camps outs skirts of Peshawar and surrounding areas. Where eye care facilities were not available.
During the above camps the patients were given medicine and glasses free of cost and those patients who had cataract problem were referred to Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital for operation where, they were operated free of cost. During free eye camps stress was given to children and women.
During visit to various schools the team screened 7236 children for refractive errors and issued spectacles to 495 students free of cost worth of $ 1085 and medicine worth of $ 1424.
Raised $ 1,570
Remaining $ 47,930
Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital is very thankful to its donors who are contributing towards this noble cause. This hospital and our team will continue in eradicating blindness for the poor people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa specially in children
April, 2013- June, 2013
The Mobile School Screening team continued their mission, finding refractive errors in Schools going children. The schools of this province are closed due to summer vacations, whereas the religions seminaries are open during summer. This time Mobile School Screening team visited various religious seminaries, where small children are given religious training. Due to continues reciting of HOLY QURAN, the small children develop refractive error at a very early stage. Apart from this, Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital established free eye camps in following areas where eye care facilities are not available.
During the above camp the patients were given medicines and glasses free of cost. Stress was given to the children so that their refractive errors can be found at a very early stage and serious cases can be referred to hospital for further treatment.
During the visit to various schools / religious seminaries, the team screened 6435 children for refractive error, and issued spectacles to 394 students free of cost worth of $ 985 and medicines worth of $ 1545.
Raised 1570 $
Remaining 47930 $
Khyber Eye Foundation hospital is very thankful to its donors who are contributing towards this noble cause. This hospital and our team will continue in eradicating blindness for the poor people of Khyber Pakhunkhwa especially in children.