In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become ‘knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.’ In accepting this challenge in 2013, the St George’s Lions Club started a Vision Screening project in schools around Grenada.
In 2014, the St George’s Lions Club increased their push to ‘Support Wellness through Improved Vision’ by offering these services on the community level. The first community to be served was the Woburn. The Vision Screening activity was hosted at the Woburn Preschool, which graciously accommodated them on 18 October. Forty-three persons registered and were attended to by the St George’s Lions Club. All the persons who registered had their sight tested by Lions and then they were attended to by Lion Dr Franklyn Mgbemere of Wade’s Optical.
Of the 43 persons attended to, 44 spectacles were given out free of charge. These spectacles were donated to the club to be used in our Vision Screening Projects. The St. George’s Lions Club was pleased to be of service to the residents of the Woburn Community. This project was valued at $10,600 for the spectacles provided and the services rendered, and the club looks forward to continued service in other communities within Grenada.
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