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Bujumbura Burundi 2022
Follow-up 2022
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Eye care for school children

Location:                      Bujumbura, Burundi.

Project leadtime:         6 months

Requestor:                   NDAYISHIMIYE Liliane - Association Mères des Enfants Handicapés au Burundi (AMEHBU)

Description of the project:

Visually impaired children have many problems at school (difficulty reading, tears flowing while reading, headaches and swollen eyes...).
Moreover, due to poverty, eye care is not accessible for 80% of the population, people have to travel far for treatment and the parents of these children pay too little attention to this problem.

Objectives:

- Significantly reduce the impact of eye disease by organizing a major free campaign for eyewear screening, orientation, treatment and distribution.
- Raise awareness for the prevention of eye diseases.
- Promote the education of visually impaired young people.

Beneficiaries:

- 450 children whose age varies between 3 and 15 years.
- parents, guardians of children and teachers of these children

Budget :

3450 Euros (about a third of the requested budget, good for the treatment of 150 children)

Risks :

- Risk of school dropout.
- Risk of going blind.

Attached documents:

Budget

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Follow-up of the project

Date:                    October 27th 2022
 
Name project:       Eye Care for school children – Bujumbura – Burundi

General status:

The project provided help with eye care, glasses and eye products (medication) to 150 school-aged children.
The children were diagnosed as follows:
- 39 children have simple allergy and were given medication,
- 63 children have blepharitis, bilateral keratoconjunctivitis, astigmatism,  myopia or
  hyperopia. All of them have benefited from medication and glasses depending on the
  severity of the problem,
- 4 visually impaired children were diagnosed as very severe. The vision problem
  requires surgery.

Progress since last status report:

Currently, 85% of the students who received help are studying in good circumstances without any further problems; the others are still in the medication phase.

Financial status:

- total amount received    : €3.450,00
- expenditure on activities: €3.447,87
- difference (balance)       : €      2.13 (currency devaluation)
- exchange rate: 1€ = 3.050 FBU

Problems/concerns:

During the implementation of activities, we encountered a number of problems due to a lack of resources, including:

- The large number of visually impaired children requiring our care.

- Some children, whom we could not care for, due to the severity of their case require
  surgery.
 
- We have not been able to pay for transport costs, but have made parents aware of
  the need to contribute. 

Because of all this, we again request You to provide the necessary assistance to these children who have been identified but have not yet been given a chance to get help

Attached documents (pictures, receipts,…):

- Pictures
- Invoices for payment of all care (consultation, medication and glasses)

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Extension project

Eye care for school children - extension

Location:                      Bujumbura, Burundi.

Project leadtime:         2 months

Requestor:                   NDAYISHIMIYE Liliane - Association Mères des Enfants Handicapés au
Burundi (AMEHBU)

Description of the project:

This project (extension of project 126) aims to provide surgical assistance to 4 visually impaired children identified and consulted during the implementation of the first phase of the project to help them maintain their sight or regain their function and to promote their school integration.

Objectives:

- Offering surgery to 4 visually impaired children of school age,
- Help visually impaired children to regain their normal vision to further promote their education.

Beneficiaries:

- 4 children between 3 and 15 years who need surgery.
- the parents, guardians and teachers of the children.

Budget:

1500 Euros (375 Euros per child)

Risks:

- Risk of school dropout.
- Risk of going blind.

Attached documents:

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