Meeting the health, education needs of children in Jamaica

A doctor gives a student an eye exam during the mobile health clinic. Photo courtesy Liguanea Plains Rotary Club.

By Carolyn Graham, a member of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, Jamaica

For the 2012-13 Rotary year, the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, Jamaica, is focusing on “Peace Through Literacy.” We see literacy as important in strengthening all other areas of life, as it provides the mental acuity needed to acquire life skills and coping strategies.

On 12-14 September, we sponsored a mobile health clinic to New Providence Primary School. More than 150 children from first through sixth grade were given eye screenings and a general checkup by a doctor. Continue reading