The SI4DEV Supported Vision screening project in Warri Delta State is still ongoing and plans have been made for new collaborations to enable the project reach it 1000 children target. And we also intend to make the program more interesting for the kids to learn more about their eyes and their eye care needs, while also educating their parents and the society at the same time. From the project inception in November 2018 and up to April 2019, the following activities have taken place.
- Organized and the first visual screening on Thursday 22 November 2018 from 3pm to 6.30pm.
- Organized and second visual screening on 29 November from 3pm to 6pm.
- Official opening ceremony to introduce the program to the school children, about 100 form one students, Dare Mabiaku (representing the Alumni), Dr Waziri, Dr Aruotu (CEO Aubaine Eyecare), Mr Emeka Onyeneke (HOD Guidance and Counselling) and other teachers were in attendance.
- 500 Consent forms for guardians and parents was dropped at the G&C to be included in school newsletter.
- Collaborated with Warri Reads to reach about 30 Children and their guardians/parents with visions creening and the message for continued follow up to ensure good eyesight for little readers.
- Visited three other schools to reach a combined number of 150 students with vision screening.
- Took the vision screening train to an orphange as an Easter outreach for humanitarian purposes.