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Foundation empowers 500 persons in Anambra communities

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As part of its commitment to improving the socio-economic wellbeing of the less privilege through improved access to quality healthcare and education in addition to cultural enrichment, Obijackson Foundation has donated over 500 free eyeglasses to persons suffering from eye ailments across Okija and neighbouring communities in Anambra state.

Speaking on the initiative, founder of the Foundation, Dr Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi, expressed worry about the poverty rate in the country, which he noted has become one of the world’s greatest tragedies, especially in rural areas where hunger, poor healthcare and illiteracy have regrettably become commonplace.

He said, “As a foundation, we are dedicated to improving the socio-economic wellbeing of the less priviledged through improved access to quality education and healthcare in addition to cultural enrichment.”

The direct beneficiaries of the initiative include persons from Ihiala, Ekwusigo, and Idemmili communities.

To ensure a successful exercise, the Foundation hired 14 eye specialists made up of four Consultant Ophthalmologists and 10 Senior Ophthalmology residents.

According to the Programme Coordinator, Dr. Franklin Odini, the foundation has carried out five medical outreaches in the last two years, out of which two have been focused on eye care.

Dr Odini said there are plans to partner with corporate organisations in subsequent editions to increase the resource base available for the program and expand it beyond the three LGAs targeted in this year’s edition.

He identified member-elect, Federal House of Representatives, Ihiala Constituency, Chudi Momah as one of those who supported this year initiative.


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