Our second Eyeglass Project for the school year was conducted once again in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati.
The beneficiaries of this second Eyeglass Project were the students of San Antonio Elementary School in Parañaque City.
On September 1, ABC Foundation, along with Dr. Jeson and Ms. Anne Viñas visited San Antonio Elementary School to check the eyesight of students suspected by their teachers to have poor eyesight. Dr. Jeson and Ms. Anne Viñas were assisted by the teachers and administrators of San Antonio Elementary School and by Mr. Paul Villegas of the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED), who has been working closely with the Rotary Club of Makati and different public elementary schools in Parañaque.
We returned to San Antonio Elementary School with Dr. Jeson and Ms. Anne Viñas on September 14 to distribute 150 pairs of prescription eyeglasses to the students of San Antonio Elementary School.
Along with ABC Foundation, members of the Rotary Club of Makati, including its President Mr. Rene Limjoco and Vice-President Mr. Francis Macatulad were in attendance to present the needy students with their brand new prescription eyeglasses. Also in attendance were Mr. Paul Villegas and Ms. Carmela Oracion, Director of ACED, Parañaque Vice-Mayor Mr. Gus Tambunting, and ABC friends Mr. Chae Kim, Mr. Chi and Mrs. Candy Santos and Paolo Santos.
San Antonio Elementary School headed by Principal Mr. Gerry Lumaban did a wonderful job arranging the distribution program for the 150 eyeglass recipients and their parents. Some of the other students of San Antonio Elementary School also participated in the program by performing a Filipino folk dance as an intermission number.
The 150 eyeglass beneficiaries thanked their sponsors by singing a group song and making thank you cards. A student representative, 6th grader, Brian Razon, also came on stage to give a short message of gratitude on behalf of all the students who received eyeglasses.
Thank you to everyone for another job well done: Dr. Jeson and Ms. Anne Viñas; Mr. Gerry Lumaban, Principal and all the very helpful administrators and staff of San Antonio Elementary School; Mr. Paul Villegas and Mrs. Carmela Oracion of ACED; and most especially to the Rotary Club of Makati for their very generous support.