By Robert Mugabe
Over 220 students and 14 teaching and non-teaching staff at Nyakagyeme Secondary School in Nyakagyeme Sub County, Rukungiri District have received free eye care services donated courtesy of Lions Club of Rukungiri District 411B.
They received the services Wednesday during a one-day camp held at the School premises where 14 teaching and non-teaching staff were attended and received free glasses, students were sensitized about eye care, and those affected were treated and given free medicine.
After the eye care services camp, they planted fruit trees in the compound to give shade and fruits as well as performed Aerobics to improve the health standards.
Nyiransengiyumva Scora, the Eye care service worker from Karoli Lwanga Hospital Nyakibale who led a team of health workers noted that the majority of the injections are allergic to coldness and light and therefore cautioned students to avoid coldness and follow medicine guidelines.
The School Headteacher Mukunzi Denis Nyehangane appreciated the Lions Club for thinking about their School towards treating students noting that outcomes will improve academic performance as well as healthy.
He pledged to care for the services received by protecting the trees, and textbooks and sensitizing students to take their received medicine well and practice the care knowledge taught to them.
The Former President Lions Club of Rukungiri Edson Muhwezi Mpirime appreciated fellow Lions for exhibiting endless courage towards fulfilling their vision of service beyond self and therefore called on people to join them such that they can unite with them to extend services to their areas.
The President of the Lions Club of Rukungiri Conerious Byarugaba revealed that they selected Nyakagyeme Secondary School targeting the poor who could not afford to seek the services elsewhere and urged them to initiate Lio’s clubs as young Lions who contribute less for its tremendous advantages to the young generation.