CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT
July 2014 TO September, 2014
The school vision screening program is based on the guidelines for school eye health for the eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) developed by the international agency for the prevention of blindness (EMR-IAPB) in collaboration with WHO and prevention of blindness union.
The goal of the project is to improve quality of life and education capabilities by eliminating blindness and visual disability particularly due to uncorrected refractive errors in school children.
The project encompasses the following activities
Khyber Eye Foundation since its start of project was able to screening 42632 children in 96 government primary, middle and high schools. A staggering 1870 (4.4%) children were provided refractive error correction through providing free of cost spectacles. 463 teacher were trained in vision testing whereas 307 children were referred to KEF for further treatment. So far the affected students have been issued glasses / medicines worth of US $ 43250/-
The story of a boy who had refractive error and his life changed after visiting by the project team to his school.
Sohrab sir is a student of Class 3rd and lives in a small village of charsadda. He is studying is government primary school Shaheedan. His father is a labourar and has a meager source of income and supporting 8 family members. The school Eye health Team visited government primary school Shaheedan and found during screening that Soharab sir has weak eye sight. He was asked as to how he note down work from black board, he replied that he note down from his friend’s note book. He couldn’t get his eye sight checked as his father could not afford it. Project team optometrist carried out refraction and found that his vision was 6/60 in right eye and CF 2 in left eye. After issuance of glasses to him, his vision came to 6/18 both eyes. Now after issuance of glasses, he can read from the black board and leading a very healthy life.
Khyber Eye Foundation request our donors to continue to support our project and donate maximum so that poor school going students are benefited and can be issued with glasses / medicine free of cost and also get a opportunity to lead healthy life.
Raised US $ 1,958
Remaining US $ 47,542
APRIL 2014 TO JUNE, 2014
School health programs have been administered in developed countries of the world since a long time.Realizing their importance, many developing countries have also taken initiatives to introduce national school health programs in their education system. Comprehensive school health programs for children include nutrition and growth, oral hygiene, de worming etc.
The link between good eye health and learning capabilities of children, their improved quality of life and brighter future is well established. Consequently ensuring good general and eye health in schools is as important as delivering them quality education. It is critical that eye health as part of the general school health programs is integrated into the public education system.
Children can be effected by arrange of eye diseases that can lead to visual impairment in childhood or in later years of life. Many of these diseases are preventable or treatable.
The project team of Khyber Eye Foundation this time started its project in Charsadda district. During the period, the team screened 19753 students for refractive errors and issue them medicine / glasses free of cost. So far the the affected students have been issued glasses / medicine worth of US $ 29340/-
The story of a girl who had refractive error and his life changed after visiting by the project team to her school.
Laiba is a student of class 4 and studying government primary school prang gari shehbaz khan Charsadda. The project team once visited her school and found that Laiba has a refractive error since long. When asked she replied that she has a vision problem since long and her father could not get her eye sight checked due to meager source of income. When asked from Laiba that how could she write her class work from black board, she replied that she use to write from her friend's copy. Optometrist of a team did refraction and found out that her vision was 6/60 in right eye and 6/36 in left eye. She was issued with glasses and now her vision is 6/6.
Raised $ 1,908
Remaining $ 47,592
Current progress of the Project
January, 2014 to March, 2014
Children are the most precious wealth of any nation. A country’s progress and development depends on the health and education of its children. Good health is essential for a child’s development. Without good health including eye health, children can be deprived of educational opportunities and bound to have an impaired quality of life. Health education in schools helps children to acquire improved knowledge, attitudes and practices required for leading healthy life. Children in turn once made aware of health issues, act as active agents of change in their families and communities. The importance of addressing child health in schools therefore cannot be ignored.
The Mobile School screening project team of Khyber Eye Foundation has been visiting various government’s school to find out refractive errors in students and issue them medicine / glasses free of cost so, that they should lead a healthy life and their bright future ahead. MSS team has so far issued spectacles and medicines to affected students worth of US $ 25194/-
THE STORY OF A BOY IN HIS OWN WORDS WHO HAD A REFRACTIVE ERRORS AND HOW HIS LIFE CHANGED AFTER VISITING THE MOBILE SCHOOL SCREENING PROJECT TEAM TO HIS SCHOOL
Mr. Raj wali was studying in class 7th, when Khyber Eye Foundation team visited his school, government high school Pishtakhara Pabbi District Nowshera. I could not read the writing on the Black Board since grade 6th and had to ask my desk mat what the teacher has written on the Black board. I was facing lot of problem while reading on the black board and the same complaint I made to my father, but he could not take me to the hospital due to poverty. One fine morning Khyber eye foundation eye screening team visited our school and check my eye sight, I was diagnosed with severe refractive error in both eyes, VA in right eye being 6/24 while in left eye being 6/60, like other students I was given free of cost glasses and now can see the writing on the black board perfectly. The project team paid a follow visit and met all those students including me who were given glasses a year ago. With glasses now I can read what the teacher writes on the black board and am able to take notes on my copy. I am a better student than before. I am in one of the 129289 children who were screened for eye health including refractive errors in Peshawar, Pakistan by Khyber Eye Foundation.
Khyber Eye Foundation request our donors to continue to support our project and donate maximum so that poor school going children are benefited and can be issued with glasses / medicines free of cost.
Raised $ 1,855
Remaining $ 47,645
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
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