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PAO Rolls Out "EyeBags" Project for School Children

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  Helping nowadays is as easy as 1-2-3. Being of help to someone who’s in need is within reach if we wanted to or being supportive to organizations that missions are able to help and make someone smile. One of these is the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology or simply called as PAO. They have an “Eyebags” campaign; it seeks support to the education of the students from unfortunate families through donations.

And below is the press release from PAO in order to further explain their mission and how they’re able to sustain and fulfil one’s dream.

PAO Rolls Out EyeBags Project for School Children

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 18 February2013; ManilaThe Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) has recently organized “EyeBags,” a campaign that seeks to support the education of students from underprivileged families through the donation of various school materials. Incorporating ‘green’ into the advocacy, eye doctors from all over the Philippines have committed to donate hundreds of unused bags from medical conferences that they attend every year.

These convention bags are highly functional.  Instead of throwing these away, we thought of engaging all the eye doctors who are members of the PAO to donate the bags and reach out to Filipino school children in need of support. The project has grown tremendously that we have expanded to donating other school materials to help promote and enhance students’ learning experience in their schools,” shared Dr. Johann Michael Reyes, PAO Committee Chair for Public Relations.

This year, volunteers from  the  PAO and graduates from Xavier  High School, Class of  ’82  trooped to  Paraway  Mangyan  Elementary School in Puerto  Galera,  Oriental Mindoro to distribute bags, school supplies, clothing  items and teaching materials that will benefit both students and teachers.  “We believe that education is one of the best ways to change society. With this project, we endeavour to help instil hope in the hearts of Filipino children, one Eye Bag at a time,” Dr. Reyes said.

The PAO accepts donations through its secretariat. Individuals and organizations may contact PAO at 813-5318 or send their donations to Unit 815 Medical Plaza Makati Condominium, Amorsolo corner Dela Rosa Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati.

The PAO is an internationally-recognized specialty society of ophthalmologists in the Philippines. It aims to ensure access to quality eye care for Filipinos. The PAO commits to continuously develop its members professionally through clinical education, research and practice management, in a collegial and harmonious environment, contributing to ethical, professional and compassionate practice.

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Dearies, your old and yet still usable school items could be a great help and inspiration to someone, so I beg, that you rather donate them and make these children happy.

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