Schools are one of the focal points for the early detection of vision problems among children. And the role of teachers is key, which is why Eyes of the world organizes training sessions to offer them training, such as the one held in March at the La Paz Educational Unit in the Cercado municipality, in the department of Tarija.

In this school, eight female teachers and four male teachers received training in visual acuity to check the vision of 500 students (50% women). Subsequently, a mobile brigade made up of an ophthalmologist and an optometrist traveled to the educational centre to attend to the students who needed corrective lenses.

Group of children

On April 27, prescription glasses were delivered to 74 students (39 girls and 35 boys). They and their families received an informative talk from the Eyes of the world team on lens care and advice on eye health.

During this activity, the director, the families, and the teachers presented an acknowledgment to Eyes of the world that was collected by the Tarija coordinator, Zulma Guerrero, thanking the Foundation for the time and effort dedicated so that students with visual deficiencies benefited with the endowment glasses and can improve their learning process.

This Eyes of Bolivia project has the collaboration of Banco Nacional de Bolivia, Kutxa, CBM, Fundación Repsol, UPF Solidaria, and L’Hospitalet City Council.