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  • Ahmed Saleh

KSrelief takes remarkable steps to combat blindness among Bangladeshi students

Dhaka, October 4, 2023, In an earnest effort to combat blindness and related afflictions amongst school students in Bangladesh, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has taken a remarkable step forward. Aqeel Al-Ghamdi, Assistant Supervisor General for Planning and Development at KSrelief, inaugurated the Saudi Ibsar volunteer program in collaboration with the Al-Basar International Foundation. The momentous launch took place at the Saudi Embassy in Dhaka, and it was graced by the presence of Issa bin Yousef Al-Duhailan, the Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh.

Under the benevolent umbrella of this program, KSrelief's volunteer medical team is set to conduct comprehensive eye examinations for a whopping 30,000 students hailing from 50 different schools. This initiative goes beyond mere diagnosis, as the highly skilled medical team will also be performing specialized eye surgeries and providing essential medical glasses and lenses as necessary.

During this philanthropic campaign, Al-Ghamdi, along with the accompanying delegation, visited several schools, where approximately 1,000 students are slated to receive eye examinations over the course of the next three days. This hands-on approach underscores KSrelief's unwavering commitment to eradicating preventable blindness among the youth of Bangladesh.

In a demonstration of their dedication to the cause, the delegation also paid a visit to the Makkah Specialist Eye Hospital. This esteemed institution is affiliated with the Al-Basar International Foundation and stands as a beacon of hope within the broader Combat Blindness International Program. The visit underscores the comprehensive and multifaceted approach that these organizations are taking in their mission to combat blindness and improve the lives of those affected in Bangladesh.

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