Rotary Club of Greentown organised a spectacle-donation project dubbed ‘Gift of Sight’ at SJK (T) Sangeetha Sabah, a Tamil school in Buntong, Ipoh recently.
The ‘Gift of Sight’ is a month-long awareness campaign on blindness prevention. The project was aimed at preventing vision impairment and the restoration of sight, especially among students.
Incidentally, Rotary Club of Greentown has been active in performing community service to Ipohites since being chartered in 1993. Among the projects that the club has actively pursued is the screening of primary school children to identify those who have visual impairment due to refractive error and requiring spectacle correction.
The Buntong Tamil School was picked as the recipient of the ‘Gift of Sight’ project. The club is also involved in the school’s on-going nutritional and literacy project which has been in the pipeline for many years.
Vision screening of the children was done by Lee Eye Centre. Over 40 students were found to have vision problems and were given free spectacles.
“Early intervention for those with vision problems is the act of preserving the ‘gift of sight’. Rotary Club of Greentown is proud to have been part of this endeavour,” said Siti Subaidah, the District Governor Rotary District 3300.