EYE CAN SEE… A SEPLAT CSR INITIATIVE
March 31st, 2012
SEPLAT has launched another laudable CSR programme tagged “Eye Can See.” The programme is an extension of SEPLAT’s ongoing community engagement initiatives which focuses on bringing quality and comprehensive health care to members of her host communities.
The Safe Motherhood programme which held in 2011 was the inaugural health based CSR programme for SEPLAT. At SEPLAT we believe firmly that health is wealth which is why we keep striving to help improve the quality of life of the average Nigerian, especially those in our host communities. As a result, we champion initiatives that impact positively on their health and well being.
The Eye Can See initiative aims to bring quality optical care to those in need of it. The select core of specialist doctors will conduct tests and perform surgery on those with serious eye problems. In keeping with our tradition, our aim is to stay faithful to our unalloyed commitment; which is to enhance the quality of life of members of our host communities and our key stakeholders.
PROGRAMME KICK OFF
SEPLAT flagged off the Eye Can See CSR initiative on Monday, March 12, 2012 in Sapele with over 2,000 visually impaired people; men, women and children who gathered at the Okpe Hall, Sapele. Prior to this day, announcements regarding the programme had been deployed at the community.
The event had the MD/CEO Austin Avuru and other members of the SEPLAT leadership team; Bryte Oghor and Dr. Chioma Nwachuku in attendance. The event also attracted traditional rulers from across our host and impact communities. At the ceremony, the MD/CEO reiterated SEPLAT’s commitment to the welfare of her host communities. The company was highly commended by many members of the audience who took turns to make remarks.
The programme is planned to provide eye treatment and surgeries throughout all SEPLAT host communities with a target of 2,000 persons. It is supported by seasoned opticians and ophthalmologists from across Nigeria.
• Introduce communities to good medical and eye specialists
• Treat cases of Cataract and Glaucoma through surgeries
• Provide free optical treatment at all levels within the communities
• Provide and maintain good vision and prevent permanent loss of vision
• Provide free glasses as well as upgrade eye glasses that are “weak”
• Treat other eye related diseases like Diabetes and Hypertension
• Educate patients on ways to care for the eyes and how to detect Cataracts and Glaucoma
• Offer talk sessions on total wellbeing.
The programme implementation is supported by:
• Family Health and Outreach Association (FHOA)
• Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Delta State Chapter
• Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals
• Community Contact Persons
The host communities have been grouped into 8 locations.
SCREENING AND TREATMENT / SURGERY
1. Sapele Okpe Hall - Central Hospital
2. Amukpe Community Hall - Central Hospital
3. Okirigwhe - Central Hospital
4. Ugboren - Ugboren Health Centre
5. Mosogar - Mosogar Health Centre
6. Ovhor Jetty - Central Hospital
7. Oben - Oben Cottage Hospital
8. Jesse Civic Centre - Jesse Health Centre