Project supported since 2017
In 2017, L’OCCITANE South Korea and the L'OCCITANE Foundation supported the Heart to Heart Foundation to conduct a school-based eye health improvement project in Mtwara, Tanzania. At that time, 124 Masasi primary schools and 94 Nanyumbu primary schools were involved.
In 2018, the project was expanded to other schools in the region and in Malawi. The project aimed to provide eye screenings, eyeglasses and surgery in 146 primary schools across the country. The staff of the schools concerned was also trained in basic knowledge of eye health and pathologies.
In 2019, the partnership was renewed in order to keep on promoting eye health in Malawi. The project supported provided eye-screening and treatment including glasses and surgery services in 146 primary schools. In addition, basic eye health was teached to teachers in order to ensure the sustainability of school children's eye health. A surgical machine was bought for the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.