In partnership with Lagoon Hospitals, Health Plus, Connect Nigeria, Protection Plus Services Limited, All Smiles Dental Clinic, and some other health related organisations, Eye Masters Eye Center, Lekki, recently, held the fourth edition of its annual health campaign tagged, â€˜Walk for kidsâ€™.
According to the convener, Dr. Obinna Awiaka, who is also the Managing Director of Eye Masters Eye Center, the walk is an initiative meant to educate the public on the importance of child safety. It is also a fundraiser for the â€˜School Safe Projectâ€™ (SSP) which comprises several events designed to promote child safety.
â€œThe World Health Organisation has reported that every five minutes a child loses his or her vision; and this vision loss can lead to injury and in some cases, death while playing. Our goal is to give every child an opportunity to have an eye examination and medicated glasses to help them learn and play safely,â€ he said.
Though the walk held under the scorching sun, it will remain fresh in the minds of all the kids and adults who participated, as celebrities including Timi Dakolo, comedian, MC Abbey, all joined the ecstatic crowd in the invigorating and fun-filled walk which culminated in an exciting party for the kids at the Eyemasters Eye. .Center.Â