200 visually impaired children get free eye surgery

(VOV) -The Prudence Vietnam Foundation on August 5 donated VND600 million to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) to provide free eye surgeries for 200 needy and disabled children.

The programme entitled "For children's eyes 2014" will be launched at the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO), Hanoi Eye Hospital, and other local hospitals.

Along with eye surgery, Prudential Vietnam will also sponsor eye exams, teach 1,200 children from four northern provinces on how best to protect and prevent themselves from eye diseases. This is the third time the Prudence Vietnam Foundation has funded the significant programme.

During the 2012-2013 period, all surgeries were carried out successfully, helping children recover their eyesight and regain confidence in their life.

Since 2000, the Prudential Vietnam Foundation has cooperated with NFVC to carry out a wide range of activities to support poor children, earning community plaudits.