Over 5,000 people, including children, in Nigeria will now be able to access vision resources free of charge. This has been made possible through the partnership of telehealth technology company, Visibly, non-profit organization RestoringVision, and NewGlobe, a transformative learning expert supporting visionary governments to unlock potential through powerful technology-enabled education systems.
The initiative which begins today, 15th September 2021 will see these three organizations providing free vision tests and prescription eyewear to communities in the Lagos, Edo and Osun states of Nigeria, Africa.
In Africa, access to vision resources is scarce and expensive, hence the importance of this project.
This vision restoring initiative is driven on existing education systems in Nigeria comprising a private school network located in Lagos and Osun states, as well as public, free education projects in Lagos and Edo State respectively.
RestoringVision has dedicated nearly two decades of work to creating equitable access to eyeglasses around the world. Through RestoringVision’s partnership with Visibly, beneficiaries will be able to receive prescription eyewear after completing Visibly’s online vision test, while NewGlobe will be leading the facilitation of the event and the distribution of the eyewear in Nigeria due to their specialization in creating powerful technology-enabled education systems.
This initiative is geared towards helping previously undiagnosed as well as already diagnosed patients in NewGlobe’s Nigerian ecosystem of more than 30,000 teachers and more than 1 million pupils.
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