GoodVision School: Good eyesight for a better tomorrow
Many schoolchildren suffer from defective vision but do not have glasses. Many teachers also need glasses but cannot afford them or do not have access to optical care. This has a massive negative impact on the quality of teaching.
With our GoodVision School project, we ensure good eyesight in schools in Asia, Africa and South America and give pupils, teachers and parents a new perspective.
Specially trained professionals travel to schools with their own team to conduct eye camps for members of the school family. Before the actual eye test, it is important to talk to the children about eye problems and good vision.
Achieving more together with parents
The glasses are then fitted in the presence of the parents, who are also given information on how to use the glasses and on eye health. Raising parental awareness plays a key role in the success of the school campaigns, as it is ultimately the parents who decide whether their child wears glasses or not.
In repeat visits, some of which are unannounced, we can check whether the children are coping with the glasses and are wearing them.
GoodVision sets a precedent
There is great excitement at the General Education College in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, when the employees of GoodVision arrive and carry large boxes into a classroom. Agatha, Head of Warehousing at GoodVision (Burkina Faso), is making the final preparations for the upcoming eye camp. She has seen it many times before:
If you can't see what's on the blackboard, you can't read or learn. So if you come home demotivated and plagued by headaches, you can't catch up on what you missed during the day in the evening in poor light.
This vicious circle all too often ends in school drop-outs and means one thing above all for these children: a life of poverty and no prospects. GoodVision is working to change this.
The glasses really have a positive impact on the children and their lives.