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Vision Ambassador Training

Vision Ambassador Training

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Essilor came to Sagam to train SCH staff and community health workers (CHWs) as Vision Ambassadors.

Vision Ambassador Training

Vision Ambassador Training

Posters to be used by the Vision Ambassadors

Posters to be used by the Vision Ambassadors

Mr. Audi, the head of SCH's eye department, makes a point.

Mr. Audi, the head of SCH’s eye department, makes a point.

Varsity, a nurse in our outreach team, tests out the new equipment.

Varsity, a nurse in our outreach team, tests out the new equipment.

The one-day training provides training on how to assess eye sight for members of our community and also be able to test for strength of eye glasses, which the CHWs and trained staff will be able to disperse and sell to community members at a subsidized cost. In addition, each trainee has received a full backpack that will include the necessary equipment and posters to assist in vision acuity to help with their work.

Tony and Javan, members of our outreach team, test out the new equipment.

Tony and Javan, members of our outreach team, test out the new equipment.

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Raphael Okumu of Essilor with Javan of SCH

Raphael Okumu of Essilor with Javan of SCH

Some of our CHWs during the training

Some of our CHWs during the training

We expect this training to be the beginning of a robust partnership with Essilor as aim to strengthen our eye services, both at SCH and in our communities via our outreach programme. We are proud to join the Vision Ambassador programme which is being implemented across the globe from China to Brazil.

Certified trainees!!!

Certified trainees!!!

Our CHWs pose with their new kits.

Our CHWs pose with their new kits.

Certified trainees!!!

Certified trainees!!!

Certified trainees!!!

Certified trainees!!!

We wish to thank Mr. Raphael Okumu, the Business Developer – Eastern Africa at Essilor, for conducting the training. 

Who is Essilor? Essilor is a french company focusing on eye care and has a corporate responsibility mission to improve eye care and eye sight for the 2.5 billion people across the globe that lack access.