OGS Announces Winners from the World Sight Day Student Challenge
Students from 30 Schools of Optometry and pre-Optometry clubs across North America have raised more than $40,000 as part of the 2016 World Sight Day Student Challenge, to help fund the development of Optometry in underserved communities throughout the world.
Optometry Giving Sight provides funding support to 9 Schools or Colleges of Optometry where 782 students are currently enrolled. 383 students have already graduated, with the potential to see 766,000 patients per annum. The Development of Optometry program is implemented by the Brien Holden Vision Institute.
Every year, Optometry Giving Sight, in partnership with VOSH International, offers three travel stipends to the schools that raise the most in donations. This year’s winners are:
University of Montreal School of Optometry – who organized a variety of fun activities including a bowling event, a “5-10” social event, a silent auction, as well as sales of t-shirts, wristbands and custom water bottles. A total of $10,000 was raised!
University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science – who undertook a “Dining in the Dark” event with a silent auction. During the event their participants were blindfolded during a meal to simulate what it would be like to be blind, and a silent auction for many items that were generously donated.
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