In episode 3 of How do you see the world? we meet Felipe, a 13 year old student of the Félix Mieli Venerando Olympic Experimental Gymnasium in Caju, Rio. His dream? Becoming a judo professional. Watch how good vision helped Felipe overcome his difficulties at school and share his joy when meeting his idol, Michele Ferreira, one of the many athletes who are mentoring this initiative.
“How do you see the world?” is a partnership that was launched last year between Instituto Ver e Viver, Essilor’s social business arm in Brazil, and the Nissan Foundation. This vision health program screened over 1,000 students and teachers in public sports schools called GEOs Ginásios Experimentais Olímpicos (Olympic Experimental Gymnasiums). Close to 400 ophthalmologic consultations took place and 318 free glasses were delivered to students in need.