Seamus O'Neill and Carmo Manis representing the Gem Diamonds Kalahari Challenge management team recently arranged an Eye Testing clinic at the Lekgolobotlo Village Clinic.
Many of the Riders will remember that as part of the Community Give back program, that is part of the Gem Diamonds Kalahari Challenge social commitment, we have, with the added assistance of Stanbic Bank, provided the Clinic with a Porta Cabin set of offices for use by the visiting clinic doctors.
The Lions Club of Gaborone facilitated the testing program and the optometrist, Thanuja Panicker, together with various Lion club members, arrived on site promptly at 10 am on Saturday 11th February.
We were met by the Village Councillor- John Taolo- a good friend of our event, as well as the village headman and nearly 100 community members.
They were aged between 11 and 90 years old and many of them had never been for an eye test. Gem Diamonds Kalahari Challenge paid for the cost of reading spectacles, where necessary. Sefalana Cash and Carry sponsored snacks and drinks for all those waiting in the queue.
The event wrapped up at 3pm when the final community member was attended to, and we believe that the event was a great success and a great benefit to the community.
We are most thankful to the Lions club of Gaborone and to the Lions Club president Sundar Rajan Yegnaswami, for providing the assistance and we are looking forward to rolling out the eye testing program to all the villages that our event cycles through.