The basic school children had their eyes examined and taken through the basic techniques of reading.

Lions Club of Ghana
Lions Club of Ghana
Mr William Abakah Junior,Tema Lions Club President, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that “We want to contribute meaningfully to a better future for deprived Ghanaian children through reading which is the foundation of education.”

According to him, the club would organise such programmes for all deprived communities in and around Tema to improve the reading and writing skills of children.

He said the Club has set up an evaluation and monitoring group to track the progress of beneficiaries.

According to him, due to financial constraints, the programme would be organised quarterly and hoped that corporate bodies would support the Club in the right direction.

On eye related issues, he said the screening is done free of charge and when problems are detected, the children are treated free of charge.

“It is better and cheaper to detect eye problems in children. You save them the agony of pain and the inability to read and more importantly, visual impairment in adulthood.”

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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