AS part of its activities to celebrate 20 years of operations in Nigeria, Rainoil Limited recently organised free eye screening tests for public school pupils in the country.
During the exercise at Community Primary School, Mafoluku; State Primary School Ewutuntu; and State Primary School Mafoluku, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team of the company led by Amaka Nwaobi noted that the pupils were targeted for the initiative because they may not readily see the need to visit eye specialist hospitals for screening tests.
“The programme seeks to reach out to pupils from age eight and above in public schools,” she said.
The company’s Retail Outlet Manager, Oshodi, Mr. Harrison Oseghale explained that the response from residents in the area with regards to past CSR initiatives of the company encouraged the team to visit the area again.
“We are conducting the screening test for over 500 pupils in this local government as part of the company’s CSR initiatives,” he added.
Reacting to the initiative from Rainoil, Section Leader, Social Mobilisation in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Development Authority (LGDA), Mrs. Florence Aderemi commended the company.
Her words: “They have been very supportive. Last year, they gave 500 pupils from our LGDA school bags, books and other school items. This year again, they have come with an initiative that would be beneficial to the pupils who ordinarily may not be able to afford the treatment. I say a big thank you to the management of the company for this great opportunity given to my LGDA.”
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Contact Eye Clinic Hospital, Ilupeju, Dr Komo John, who led the medical team that conducted the screening exercise, said that identified complex cases among the pupils would be recommended for further treatment.
“We are testing them for refractive error, pathological issues like glaucoma with the hope that the cases will be identified early and given appropriate attention,” he said.