The Emerald-Ermitage-Choithram Netralaya Eye camp was held from the 19th to the 22nd February 2018. The partner school were The Emerald Heights International School and The Ermitage International School of France. There were twenty nine students and five teachers from Ermitage School and thirty students from the Emerald Heights School.
There were four camps held at different venues. On the 19th and the 20th February there were two camps held at the Choithram Netralaya and the Emerald Heights Premises. On the 21st February one camp was held at Village Shri Ram Panod and on the 22nd February the camp was held at Village Khateri Khedi. The response was overwhelming and over the four days the students tested vision for over 12000 people and spectacles were given to 8000 people. 158 people tested positive for cataract and were transferred to Choithram Netralaya for a free of cost surgery. The students became aware of the needs of the people around the area and also became sensitive to the idea of helping people who are do not even have enough money to get their eyes checked. Also they were able to convey to the society the importance of being aware and looking after your eyes.
On the 21st and 22nd one half of the group was involved in community service with Deaf Bilingual academy and the National school for blind girls at Indore. The students learned sign language and took painting classes for the children who are deaf and also cannot speak. The experience was very emotional.
We would like to thank the Ermitage School for their partnership in this noble cause.