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More than 130 people have their eyesight checked with the ‘Seeing is Growing’ program

More than 130 people in vulnerable situations have participated today in the ‘See to Grow’ program, the program that the Cione Foundation has been developing in collaboration with CaixaProinfancia of the “la Caixa” Foundation since 2015 with the aim of caring for the eye health of people from vulnerable environments.

The program, which had been discontinued during the pandemic, involved volunteer opticians from the Cione Ruta de la Luz Foundation. Ophthalmologists and optometrists checked the eyesight of those people, mostly minors, who came to the General Youth Council of Villaverde.

The commitment of this initiative is to offer free prescription eyeglasses to all those who need them.

The program

This action is developed in line with the Caixaproinfancia program to fight child poverty, which seeks to develop basic skills in each participating child or adolescent, improve study habits, promote autonomy in learning, increase expectations of the possibility of success, and boost academic results or school performance.

The six entities that participate in the Caixaproinfancia program of the “la Caixa” Foundation in the South of Madrid (Fundación Tomillo, Educación Cultura y Solidaridad, Alucinos la Salle, Acais, Cáritas Madrid and Fundación Secretariado Gitano) have been in charge of selecting the families that have participated in this solidarity action.

On behalf of Tomillo, families participating in the following programs have come to check their eyesight
Support for School Success
of Usera, Villaverde and Los Olivos.