Safe Sight Project...an eye test and eye glasses provision project.
The Rotary Club of Iponri Charter no.024890 is a thriving 33 year old Rotary Club in District 9110, Nigeria. It was one of the Clubs that participated in the District 9110 promoted Global Grant 1862339 which involved the collaboration of Districts 4420 Brazil, 2430 Turkey, 6910 U.S.A. and 9110 Nigeria.
Based on a needs assessment undertaken by the Club due to the consistent poor performances of Students of Secondary schools in Lagos the commercial nerve centre and most populated State in Nigeria, the Club embarked on a pilot scheme project which it has carried out annually for 5 years to date, in response to the assessment conducted on the poor performances of students of different Secondary schools in Lagos, Nigeria in the annual School certificate examinations.
The pilot project entailed testing the eyes of students in different grade levels and the subsequent provision of eye glasses to those with sight defects, in 6 different Secondary Schools to date.
The result across the different schools, is a staggering 25 - 30% eye defect in students across board in the various pilot project schools undertaken. Thus the Club came to the logical conclusion that an average of 1 in 4 to 1 in 3 of students in Secondary schools within Lagos State have one form of eye defect or the other, which invariably affects their performances in their education and intellectual development. These defects simply require the use of cheap eye glasses as corrections for the young students' education to be put back on track. It is heart rendering that there are over 600 such schools within Lagos State.
The Rotary Club of Iponri is now desirous of taking this project up perhaps as the biggest "collaborative" Global Grant project involving 4 Districts and 25 Clubs annually for 5 - 10 years running in the first instance. This desired biggest collaborative Global Grant is to involve the participation of our Club, The Rotary Club of Iponri as the host Club, along with 9 other Clubs and our District 9110, 3 other Districts with 5 Clubs from each of those Districts. 25 Clubs and 4 Districts in all.
Project Title : Safe sight
Eye test for 11,000 students an average of 1000 students in each of 11 schools, with a projection of 30% (3300) defects from pilot projects, who will be provided with eye glasses.
11,000 eye test @ N500 N 5,500,000
3300 pairs of glasses @ N7500 N 24,750,000
Misc / other coordinating expenses N 750,000
Total N 31,000,000 ($80,103.40)
$6000 in DDF x 4 Districts $ 24,000
TRF / DDF match $ 24,000
$1250 cash from host Club $ 1,250
$1,000 cash contribution x 24 partner Clubs $ 24,000
$ 7,000 cash contribution from Corporates $ 7,000
Total $ 80,250
Our Club which already has the backing of our District 9110 and 9 other local Clubs, desires to have 3 International partner Districts, each required to contribute $6,000 in DDF and 15 International partner Clubs (5 from each of the partner Districts) each also required to contribute $1,000 into this proposed largest "collaborative" Global Grant project of 4 Districts and 25 Clubs. It is also the desire of The Rotary Club of Iponri to have this project as conceived, repeated annually for 5 - 10 years. Hence "long distance runner" Districts and Clubs will be highly welcome.
100 Rotarians of the 10 local Clubs will be involved (hands on) during the eye test and documentation, sorting and organising the produced eye glasses.
1. PAG 'Bayo Adewakun
2. AG Segun Adewakun