Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Research Leads to Glasses for Children in Mexico

"Research showed that 11% of children were not learning simply because they could not read blackboards or books. The company found that in schools in states such as Morelos, Sonora and Chiapas up to 70% of pupils needed glasses.

Augen teamed up with the Mexican government to launch a programme along the lines of BĂ©har's OLPC, called See Well to Learn Better."

The Guardian

The plan is to provide 400,000 free pairs of glasses every year.

Article: Popular Science Magazine

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