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Evidence suggests almost three quarters of a child’s early learning is through vision. Poor vision impacts on childhood development, education, participation in community life and social interaction.
In Vietnam, it is estimated there are 3 million visually impaired children. The Fred Hollows Foundation is working to address this significant need through their “Vietnam Child Sight Project”.
This project is specifically designed to improve the eye health for children aged 6-15 across three provinces of Vietnam. Planned activities include conducting school screenings, providing glasses and treatments for students, as well as conducting training and education sessions for students, teachers and parents.
With support from The Footprints Network, this project will achieve the following outcomes in 2018: