We conducted three Eyeglass Projects and gave away 760 pairs of eyeglasses to poor children for S.Y. 2009-2010.
August 6, 2009, we completed our first Eyeglass Project for the school year. With our partner optometrist, Dr. Jeson Viñas, we visted Caloocan North Elementary School and gave out 200 pairs of prescription eyeglasses to needy boys and girls.
Thank you to everyone who donated to this Eyeglass Project: Saint Ignatius de Loyola (SIDL), Ms. Rhian Ramos, Mr. Melito Salazar, Mr. Bill Evans, Mrs. Mary Evans, Ms. Diane Carpenter, Ms. Lara Santico, Ms. Nora de Guzman, Ms. Anna Biscocho, The Rotary Club of Diliman, Mr. Cris Fanugo, Mr. Dave Tulino, Ms. Rosemary White, Atty. Nemie Peralta and BVidA, Inc.
On October 21, 2009 we completed our second Eyeglass Project for School Year 2009-2010. We gave out 360 pairs of prescription eyeglasses to the boys and girls of Baseco Elementary School in Tondo, Manila.
This eyeglass project was a partnership between ABC Foundation and 3 charity partners – Springboard Foundation, Mr. Jay Quintos and Mr. Rene Roy.
Baseco Elementary School has a population of more than 4,600 students with only 77 teachers. The campus is cramped but clean and the administration and teachers all work hard in providing for the needs of the students. Most of the students are undernourished but the school has provided feeding programs with the help of government institutions and other private organizations.