The Gift of Clear Vision by A-PAD SL to Flood Victims
Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka (A-PAD SL) in its many response to victims of floods and landslides initiated mobile eye clinics following a plea from a student, Master Sadev Hirusha of Rajasinghe Maha Vidyalaya, Kotikawatte, having lost his spectacles in the recent floods where his entire house was submerged by water for days.
A-PAD having connected with the local temple priest of Mulleriyawa initiated the mobile eye clinic at the Rajasinghe Maha Vidyalaya, Kotikawatte where Master Hirusha was attending school. It came to light there were many students and teachers who have lost their spectacles due to the floods. Screening was conducted for the children and teachers with technical assistance from Techno Vision who eagerly partnered with A-PAD SL. Children were provided a variety of frames to choose from displayed at eye clinic. Screening was carried out by Techno Vision state of the Art equipment and expertise.
A total of 40 students and 10 teachers received spectacles of their choice at a simple handing over ceremony in the presence of A-PAD SL Staff, representatives of the Ministry of Disaster management and Ministry of Women and Child Affairs. Partner donors too were in attendance.
A-PAD Sri Lanka http://www.apadsl.org/