Rotary Club serves schoolchildren with poor eye sights
TUGUEGARAO CITY, June 9 (PIA) -- The Rotary Club Tuguegarao-Rainbow has served some schoolchildren with poor eye sights through the visual acuity and eye glasses distribution in Cataggamman Elementary School, here.
Purita S. Licas, club president, said that after the visual acuity, which was conducted last January 6 this year, the group delivered the first batch of the eye glasses to five pupil beneficiaries in the said school.
Licas said 350 elementary schoolchildren underwent visual testing in partnership with the City Health Office, and out of this number, more than 50 were discovered to have poor eyesights.
According to Carmen Linda Atayde, SMF executive director for education studies show that the learning capacities of children are being affected not only by their physical and mental condition, but also their visual disabilities that is why the club wanted help some learners correct the poor visual conditions of the children as early as possible.
On the other hand, Edmund Pancha, president of the parents-teacher association here, expressed his gratitude in behalf of the whole school community to the Rotarians.
Other than this, Licas also mentioned that they have conducted feeding and deworming programs to other schools as they centered their program on education and social services for this year. (TCB/OTB-PIA 2)
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