Enabling Kenyan school children to see and to learn better - Essilor See Change

All parents want their kids to do well at school and the reasons why they don’t are not always a lack of talent or motivation. What if a child is sitting at the back of the class and can’t see the board clearly? The child might not know there is something wrong with ​their​ eyes, neither might ​their​ parents nor ​their​ teachers.

In Kenya, ​our inclusive business 2.5 New Vision Generation, launched a pilot project to ​raise awareness among​ parents and teachers on the importance of good vision for children at school and to ​provide​ ​children who have difficult​y ​to see​,​ with ​access to ​a pair of spectacles. Parents can purchase them remotely thanks to a mobile payment system. This innovative, sustainable business model will now be implemented in many other schools all over the country. It is yet another step towards creat​ing​ access to eye care for the 8 million Kenyans who don’t have the vision correction they need.