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Screening

Atlantis is a community of approximately 67,500 people, of whom 26.5% are unemployed, with 50% of households earning an income of R3,200 or less p.m. Economically disadvantaged people are more likely to become visually impaired, due to malnutrition, and lack of access to primary healthcare and intervention or preventative measures.
Melkbosstrand Rotary Club has been involved with eye care projects in the Atlantis community over the last three years.

Visits to primary schools, in which 1,700 children were screened, and reading spectacles prescribed and donated to 37 children, who would not otherwise be able to obtain them, and in doing so, improved their ability to read and learn.

Parkview Primary School

Parkview Primary School

Kerria Primary School

Kerria Primary School

As part of the 2 day Rotary Family Health Day project, free eye screening was once more provided to 504, mainly elderly (49% aged 50 +), people in the Atlantis community.

The waiting area

The waiting area

Screening

Screening

247 people were immediately given generic ‘readers’

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127 people were referred for clinical testing.

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102 people were prescribed spectacles.

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12 people were referred to with an ophthalmologist at Groote Schuur Hospital for further treatment of cataracts, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.

These projects have only been made possible due the philanthropic services of Frederik Jansen, a local Optometrist and his staff, and The Optical Laboratories service provider, who most generously made spectacles available to us at a considerable discount.
‘Readers’ for the RFHD were obtained from Rotary at a minimal cost.
Thanks to the magnificent funding received from the Rotary Club of Claremont Outreach Fund, Melkbos Rotary will be able to continue with these projects in 2016.
Our appreciative thanks go to all who make this project successful.
Melkbos Rotary Club

 

Peter Trebble
Peter Trebble
"Past President Peter Trebble joined Rotary Claremont in late 2007. Peter has served as Club Secretary, President Elect and as Club President 2011/12. Peter has also served on the District 9350 Public Relations Committee for 5 years. Peter’s theme for Rotary Claremont for 2011/12 was ‘Fun with a Purpose’ emphasizing that if Rotarians have fun it enables them to give more of themselves in “service above self”. Peter’s particular Rotary vision is to encourage Rotary membership to grow world-wide. The dream and task is for enthusiastic young Rotarians to join our organisation and to be mentored by much respected senior Rotarians. Currently, Peter’s drive for Rotary Claremont is to procure Corporate Partnership Funding and he has successfully facilitated the major partnership that has been struck between the Lewis Group and Rotary Claremont for additional funding to strengthen the Club’s flagship “Injongo” Project. The pilot of this major Educare Project was implemented as part of the current Rotary Claremont 3/5 Year Strategic Plan which was launched during Peter’s year as Club President 2011/12. Peter’s other focus is to facilitate Rotary Claremont’s Outreach Program for smaller District 9350 clubs. During 2013/14 ten clubs were involved in meaningful projects, after having received funding directly from Rotary Claremont. Peter’s personal Community Service Projects have centred around assistance to Safe Havens and Children’s Homes for abused and abandoned infants and little ones."

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