Context

In France, 1 out of 5 children suffers from a visual impairment, yet 80% of learning occurs through sight. Many families can not afford eyecare because of the prohibitive cost of glasses, the wait times to see an ophthalmologist and the lack of information about the eye health course. PlanVue 2018-2019 recorded a prevalence rate of visual disturbances among students of 23%; the second year, currently underway, has so far recorded an average rate of 38%.

 

Supported Project 

In 2020, L'OCCITANE France and the L'OCCITANE Foundation are supporting Helen Keller International Europe and its "Plan Vue" program inspired by ChildSight®, an HKI program conducted in Burkina Faso, the United States, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam. The project aims to raise awareness, screen, treat and monitor over time the visual impairment of schoolchildren in priority areas.

Some figures

Budget 40.000 euros

Goal 12.300 beneficiaries