On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, SCH had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Frederic Corbasson, the President of the 2.5 New Vision Generation, an Essilor Group Initiative. He visited SCH as part of his tour of Kenya. He was joined by Mr. Raphael Okumu, the Business Developer-Eastern Africa for Essilor.
The purpose of their visit was to meet our community outreach team, who they had trained as Vision Ambassadors on May 23, 2017. Vision Ambassadors have been trained to assess vision and sell eye glasses to members of our community.
Essilor is expanding its services and support for eye care to Kenya and SCH is proud to host one of the first Vision Ambassadors in the country, joining other colleagues in China, Brazil and India.
During the meeting, the Vision Ambassadors were able to share their experience, both successes and challenges, in assessing eye care for the community and selling glasses. SCH’s In-Charge of its Ophthalmology Department, Mr. Martin Audi, also shared how the number of referrals by the community outreach team have increased and also encouraged the team on how their work is helping their community. In addition, we shared our needs for strengthening of our eye department, especially in increasing capacity for our opthalmology department to participate fully in SCH’s weekly outreaches in terms of equipment and staffing.
The Essilor team were also able to learn more about SCH and the African Institute for Health Transformation; their visit was concluded with a song and dance from the community outreach team and a tour of the hospital.
We are thankful for the visit and privileged to have hosted the Essilor team! Karibu tena!
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.