School children are very important for the people of Bangladesh as a developing nation. The cause is simple — these children will lead the nation tomorrow. And thus, if their learning process is hampered due to the vision problems then a large number of them will be destined to remain out of necessary knowledge that will allow them to play important role tomorrow. A study showed that 30% of blind in Indian subcontinent lose their sight before the age of 20 years and many of them are under five when they become blind. It is also a fact that 80 percent of all learning, during a child’s first 12 years, comes through vision. And yet most children do not go through comprehensive eye exam prior to starting school.
That is why Al-Basar International Foundation pay special attention to this group and allocate a large amount of effort in detecting eye diseases among school children. Al-Basar International Foundation is running this project in Bangladesh right now by the help of Qatar Red Crescent and the international Dawah Committee and also by its own fund. Under this program three medical teams visit several school every week and give treatment to the children need any kind of eye related medication-->