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Initiative to help restore sight gains momentum

A Ster-Kinekor Theatres initiative is helping to give the gift of clear sight to thousands of underprivileged school children across South Africa.

The flagship CSI programme, Vision Mission, was established in 2005 to help promote eye care and improve sight through eye tests and spectacle fittings.

Ster-Kinekor CSI and Project Manager, Geraldine Engelman, explains that the programme has collaborated with several organisations and government departments to screen over 300 000 youth.

Over the last 10 years, the programme has provided spectacles for nearly 12 000 learners with degenerating eyesight.

Recently, the programme gave 20-year-old Philani Twala his sight back after 10 years of blindness.

Philani can now see after he received a life-changing double cornea transplant.

Through their #OpenEyes campaign, Ster-Kinekor gave Philani his first screen experience with his new sight.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

[WATCH] Ster-Kinekor's VisionMission‬ gives Philani Twala his sight back:

He can now read, go to school & see his mother's face.


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