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December 25, 2012 - Press Release
Free Eye Glasses Distributed to School Children with Difficulty in Ha Dong

Ha Dong district, Hanoi, Vietnam – Learning just got a whole lot easier for 174 students in Ha Dong District today, as they received new eyeglasses as part of ChildSight®, a school based vision care program of Helen Keller International Vietnam (HKI-VN). Funded by the Starr Foundation, the program is implemented by HKI Vietnam in collaboration with the Hanoi Department of Health and Hanoi Department of Education and Training

“We hope that these eyeglasses help you to see more clearly, learn much easier and enjoy life better” Pham Kim Ngoc, HKI’s Country Representative told students and teachers from Le Loi and Duong Noi secondary schools. “The project is also working hand-in-hand with local authorities to address gaps in the eye health system in Ha Dong and contribute to a strong, sustainable system of eyesight care for children.”

To date, over 4,700 out of 6,000 secondary students in the pilot program in Ha Dong have received eye care services with around 700 pairs of eyeglasses planned to be provided to students who need them.

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