The Waza Initiative for Health in School Environment (WIHSE)

The Waza Initiative for Health in School Environment (WIHSE)

“For teachers, good vision is required to read and evaluate the written work of children and for accurate reporting of grades and attendance. When teachers grow older, especially after 40 years old, they may become wiser but their ability to see objects or print near to them decreases. Glasses can often help them regain their visual clarity and thus improve their work performance. ” – (Gordon Mendenhall, PhD)

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The Waza Initiative for Health in School Environment (WIHSE), is an initiative that concurs to the success of students and teachers. Not all problems are pedagogical or methodological. In fact, many issues that educators and learners face in D R Congo, like in many countries with similar economic fate, relate to health and hunger.

img_1637By starting this initiative, Waza Alliance wants to ensure that health issues do not constitute obstacles to accessing quality education. The first program of the Waza Initiative for Health in School Environment is the Waza Vision Screening.

To date, Waza Alliance has screened over 1,000 teachers and has provided over 300 pairs of glasses, in three locations: Lubumbashi, Kambove and Kinsevere.

Here is a report from the MMG/KINSEVERE Mining company:

Improving Education Outcome by Addressing Vision Loss

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