The new school year is now planned to begin May 17, but we continue to feel it is best to wait to start the screening until the year is well underway. So, we plan to train our volunteers in late July and begin the screenings in August. We hope to have one screening per week for a period of twelve weeks, so that all eleven municipal schools and the Wat Suan Dok School can be screened before the end of December.
Good news about Rotary Year 2022-2023 funding for the CMIRC SVSP. Fred Peck our good friend at the Rotary Club Spokane 21 has informed me that his club has submitted a Rotary District 5080 Grant Application for our SVSP! The final budget request is US $ 5,600, and, if approved, will allow us to examine and treat younger children (K-2nd-grade) with strabismus (crossed-eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye), where early intervention is critical. FLASH: This just in! The grant has been approved by Rotary District 5080.
A cautionary note: while we will only use fully vaccinated and boosted volunteers for our school screenings, it is increasingly apparent that it is possible for fully vaccinated and boosted people to contract Covid-19. Screening in the schools will involve contact with children who have not been vaccinated, so in addition to vaccine requirements we may have to add ATK testing to our procedures. We may also need to restrict our volunteers to those who do not have health issues making them more vulnerable to Covid-19. Let’s hope that by August the incidence of the disease is so low that special procedures will not be necessary.
Once again, we’d like to take this opportunity to recognize the generous support of our partners, sponsors and donors, so below is a list of these generous organizations. THANK YOU ALL! If you wish to learn how you can help, please contact Project Champion John Schorr at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 66 (0)8 5030 2143, US Skype # 386 490-8100 or co-chair Phijitra Schorr, email@example.com ไทย if you’d like to volunteer and be trained to help with screening.
Hours for the Month of April, 2022: 35 hours (Co-Chairs 10, Committee Members 5, Volunteers 20).
Our 2022 School Vision Screening Donor Team: