Imagine if you were a teacher who had a visually impaired student pulled out of class because her parents believed witchcraft was the cause. It may seem strange, but this was Kizito’s experience.
Using the PEEK app on his smartphone, he screened the girl and referred her to a partner hospital for diagnosis and treatment. She then received sight-restoring cataract surgery.
Before she was treated, the girl’s mother was accused of causing her daughter’s visual impairment by attracting bad luck into their home. Sadly, the father left shortly after.
After she received surgery, another teacher reached out to the father and educated him about his daughter’s condition. Once he understood that it was a treatable medical condition, he returned to his family. Kizito’s student is back at school, and she has hope for her future.
“Peek Vision helps to manage eye conditions within the school and facilitates referral and follow up with affected students,” Says Kizito. “Most importantly, Peek Vision is creating eye health awareness and advocacy within the community.”
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