Many of us are blessed with the gift of sight, which we often take for granted. When we don’t, many of us are fortunate enough to be able to visit the optician to correct remedy the ailment. For those from less fortunate backgrounds, this is not always the case.
The Adamjee Foundation teamed up with optometrist, Zaahira Essay, from the Ruya Project. This young, compassionate woman conducts free eye tests and with help from IMASA, provides visionary aids for those that need them.
Zaahira Essay pointing out letters for the children to read
On the 15th of October 2017, 11 children from the Thuthuzela children’s home in Marlboro, Johannesburg had their eyes tested and three of them were provided with free glasses to aid their vision. One child was suffering with an eye condition which Zaahira alerted the house mother to, who ensure he was well cared for with the assistance of the local clinic.
Volunteers from the Adamjee Foundation played with and occupied the children as they waited patiently to undergo their test.
The Adamjee Foundation volunteers occupying the children as they wait
The Adamjee Foundation hopes to continue to provide such services to Thuthuzela, by collaborating with other humanitarians like Zaahira Essay.