Naw Elcy is a student at the Thoo Mhwe Kee Migrant Learning Centre in Thailand. Four years ago, she started having problems when she tried to study. Headaches, dizziness and fatigue set in whenever she tried to read. She asked her teacher for help and was able to visit the Mae Tao Clinic to get tested—they found she was nearsighted and that explained why she was having so much trouble reading her textbooks.
But over the next year, the glasses didn’t help as much. So in 2018, she attended a vision clinic held by OneSight and the Essilor Vision Foundation—they were able to give her a pair of glasses made exactly to her prescription and she could see clearly once again.
We want to make sure that every student in this community has the same chance to get clear sight. We’re training teachers to help find those who need help, and training staff to give comprehensive eye exams and glasses—fueling potential and ensuring that students don’t fall behind because they can’t see the board or their textbooks.
With your help, we can make this a reality for Naw, every student that comes after her, and nearly 200,000 other people in need in her region.