As Nigeria joins the World to commemorate this year’s World Sight Day, Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, have provided succour to students of the Junior Secondary School Area 11, Abuja, by donating 20 medicated glasses and providing free eye health care services for 100 students.
The contributions were made by four NGOs, which were, Leader Joe 1808 foundation, 360° CAL-Initiative, Mee&Cee foundation and Julebrama Women and Children Initiative, JUWACI.
Addressing newsmen, Executive Director, Leader Joe 1808 foundation, Mr. Joseph Onus, stated that a nation can only grow when a helping hand is extended, hence the need for the donations.
He called on the federal government to create a form of synergy with the NGOs. “We want government to come up and synergise with the NGOs, because the government cannot be everywhere, we are the ones at the grassroots, therefore they have to work and strengthen the NGOs that are already on ground,” he said.
Delivering her lecture on eye health, Dr. Oluchi Ubani of the Alpha Zone Eye Clinic, sensitised the students on various eye health tips, where she said the donation of these glasses would help improve their eye health and not damage it.