Transition year students are giving Right to Sight to Africa

By Sara Gahan

Wexford Rotary present Presentation pupils with a certificate of appreciation for their fundraising project Right to Sight (from left): Michael Brand, Rotary; Rikki O'Leary , teacher; Valerie Morozovich; Cora Doyle; Niall Reck, Rotary President; and Mikayla Scahill.
Wexford Rotary present Presentation pupils with a certificate of appreciation for their fundraising project Right to Sight (from left): Michael Brand, Rotary; Rikki O'Leary , teacher; Valerie Morozovich; Cora Doyle; Niall Reck, Rotary President; and Mikayla Scahill.

Transition year students from the Presentation School, Wexford have been awarded with a certificate of appreciation at the Riverbank House Hotel for their work on the Rotary project 'The Right to Sight' 2017.

President of Wexford Rotary, Niall Reck, presented a certificate to Mikayla Scahill, Valerie Morozva and Cara Doyle, who were there on behalf of the transition year students, for their amazing work and for raising over €250 towards a great cause.

Rotary member Mike Brand said: 'Every year they do a Rotary project and this year it was decided to do this one. They did a lot of research, looked up the causes of blindness in Africa, then put it all together to do a Powerpoint presentation to the school and Rotary members to create awareness. They also held a table quiz at their school to raise some money for the charity.'

Founded in 2006 by Kate Coleman, the international project 'The Right to Sight' works to equip and support African eye surgeons to stay and work in Africa as, typically, over 65 per cent emigrate due to working in clinics and hospitals with poor facilities, equipment and little or no trained staff.

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