G-2503

Provision Of Optometry Equipme

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

Location: Imo State

Total Budget: $38,633

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Community economic development



This project tends to address the deplorable optometry condition at the rehabilitation centre for the blind

Akpodim rehabilitation centre houses over 75 inmates who are currently blind and are undrgoing rehabilitation with different kind of crafts -(male and female)

as we have it today, akpodim rehabilitation centre is the sole initiative of the diocese of mbaise imo state. It is situated in the rural area of akpodim in ezinihitte mbaise local government area. Mbaise in imo state is made up of three local government areas (county) this centre covers these three local government areas, where students, teachers and the elderly in that society are made to receive optometric treatments with a very poor and most times, with non existent equipment.

some students, who would have become useful to the society loose thier sights at an early state,due to lack of medical attention and with no equipment to adress minor issues like gluoma etc. When these ailments are discovered on time, potential lives are saved for the societal benefits.

Most of our teachers in those communities, having served meriteruosly, given their best to nurture a child from primary to college are exposed to this menance. They are abandoned, no good medical information on eye issues, let alone proper treatment. Such situation brings about fraustration, untimely deathd and regreats of service to fatherland.

The government have not considereed it appropriate to come to the aid of these senior citizens who even assisted in bringing some of them up and nutured them to lime light. To a large extent they face stigmatization in their various communities and even in their own immediate homes, hence most of them find solace in the rehabilitation centre.

Provision of optometry equipments and training for the manufacturing of soap, pomade and production of polythene bags will address :

1. The potential health hazards this poses to the teachers and students and by extention, to the community

2. The training in the acts of soap making, pomade and polythene making will also adress the area of economic empowerment and for life sustenance.

3. It will alleviate the suffering of members of the immediate community, especially women who in most cases, are most vulnerable.

This project tends to address the deplorable optometry condition at the rehabilitation centre for the blind

Akpodim rehabilitation centre houses over 75 inmates who are currently blind and are undrgoing rehabilitation with different kind of crafts -(male and female)

as we have it today, akpodim rehabilitation centre is the sole initiative of the diocese of mbaise imo state. It is situated in the rural area of akpodim in ezinihitte mbaise local government area. Mbaise in imo state is made up of three local government areas (county) this centre covers these three local government areas, where students, teachers and the elderly in that society are made to receive optometric treatments with a very poor and most times, with non existent equipment.

some students, who would have become useful to the society loose thier sights at an early state,due to lack of medical attention and with no equipment to adress minor issues like gluoma etc. When these ailments are discovered on time, potential lives are saved for the societal benefits.

Most of our teachers in those communities, having served meriteruosly, given their best to nurture a child from primary to college are exposed to this menance. They are abandoned, no good medical information on eye issues, let alone proper treatment. Such situation brings about fraustration, untimely deathd and regreats of service to fatherland.

The government have not considereed it appropriate to come to the aid of these senior citizens who even assisted in bringing some of them up and nutured them to lime light. To a large extent they face stigmatization in their various communities and even in their own immediate homes, hence most of them find solace in the rehabilitation centre.

Provision of optometry equipments and training for the manufacturing of soap, pomade and production of polythene bags will address :

1. The potential health hazards this poses to the teachers and students and by extention, to the community

2. The training in the acts of soap making, pomade and polythene making will also adress the area of economic empowerment and for life sustenance.

3. It will alleviate the suffering of members of the immediate community, especially women who in most cases, are most vulnerable.

Areas of focus:

A. Disease prevention/ treatment.

B. Economic empowerment

Describe how the project will be sustained after completion

Upon completion:-

1. The project would be handed over to the doicese and admininisrtator of the centre

2. The administrator and the optometist in charge have commited to manage the facility by ensuring the maintainance the facility regularly.

3. The inmate slo committed to the fact that if they are tained in the various trades, they wolud be producing regularly and be slling in the local markets to help sustain themsellves with out much dependence.

4. The administerator of the centre gave a firm work on the judicious use of the equipment to serve greater members of the society freely and to contnously do good to the society. Expected completion time is 16 weeks.

Describe specific activities of rotarians: rotarians shall assist in the following ways:-

A. Selection of competent contractors/ suppliers

B. Project planning and supervision

C. Quality / cost control of the project.

D. Monitoring of purchase of required equipment for the project.

E. Direct labour assistance / guide during training in the identified skills

F. Technical assistance to the contractors and trainers.

G. Clean up of facility after installation and training

H. Periodic checks on performance of set commitments of the centre after hand over

Primary Host Partner

District: 9141

Rotary Club of: Port Harcourt North

Primary Contact: Benaiah Nwachukwu

Email: nwachukwubenz@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $28,976
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Port Harcourt North (9141)

20-Jul-20

$1,931

$3,863

$5,794

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$28,976

-

$28,976

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$3,863

$3,863

Total

$38,633

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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20-Jul-20

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