Our last Eyeglass Project for S.Y. 2010-2011 was conducted at the Rogelio Gatchalian Elementary School in Parañaque City, where we provided 186 pairs of prescription eyeglasses to needy elementary students.
On February 22 and 23 we visited Rogelio Gatchalian Elementary School (RGES) with Dr. Jeson Viñas to check the eyesight of the students. There are over 600 students and 15 teachers, at RGES, headed by school principal, Ms. Marita Briones.
We returned to RGES on March 4 for the Eyeglass Project Distribution Program, attended by the student recipients and their parents, as well as the Eyeglass Project sponsors, Springboard Foundation and DSM Nutritional Products.
The Eyeglass Project at RGES was the second one sponsored by Springboard Foundation and DSM Nutritional Products this school year. Ms. Gina Tuazon and Ms. Annette Helbig, President of Springboard Foundation were present during the Eyeglass Distribution Program and so were members of DSM Nutritional Products, including Ms. Marilyn Tating and Mr. Arnel Rigor.
The students and teachers of RGES put on a wonderful Eyeglass Distribution Program for us and their sponsors. Mr. Lew Edwards, Chairman of ABC Foundation said a few words to the students, parents and teachers, as well as Ms. Annette Helbig, President of Springboard Foundation and Mr. Arnel Rigor of DSM Nutritional Products. Before the students received their eyeglasses, Dr. Jeson Viñas gave them a few tips on how to care for their eyes and new eyeglasses.
After the short program, Ms. Annette Helbig and Ms. Gina Tuazon of Springboard Foundation and members of DSM Nutritional Products came up on stage to give each one of the 186 students their brand new eyeglasses.
A Better Chance Foundation wishes to thank everybody for their support and encouragement: To Dr. Jeson Viñas and Ms. Anne Viñas for all their help in checking the eyes of the students and providing the prescription eyeglasses; to the students and teachers of Rogelio Gatchalian Elementary School for their assistance and cooperation; and of course to Springboard Foundation and DSM Nutritional Products for their sponsorship and unending support.