Glasses are setting a precedent
Active worldwide for good eyesight
Children want to learn and must be able to go to school. Many children around the world drop out of school early because they cannot see properly.
That's why it's so important that we offer free eye tests in schools and detect vision problems in children at an early stage.
Eager first graders in Malawi
At the Matandani School in Malawi, 220 first-graders sit on the floor of their classroom. The teacher complains: "The children in the first three rows never pay attention, they just look out of the window." The eye test shows that many children need glasses.
The pupils laugh happily as they look through their new glasses. Now everyone can see what is written on the blackboard.
Good eyesight for a good start to learning
In Brazil, people actually have a right to medical care. However, the country is so large and faces immense challenges that in many regions there is simply no basic eye care or infrastructure for it. This is a problem for adults, but especially for schoolchildren.
Nobody at school believed me that my brother made my new glasses himself.