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Tue 27 January 2015

27January 2015, Johannesburg –  O.R. Tambo International Airport kick started its 2015 back to school campaign earlier today, in partnership with Ster-Kinekor and Spec Savers.

This initiative saw pupils at Manzini Primary School in Katlehong receive developmental stationery packs from O.R. Tambo international Airport and free eye care, courtesy of Spec Savers.

More than 500 learners were screened and those with visual impairment received treatment and spectacles. Ster-Kinekor also stepped in to afford these learners a free movie, to view the world with their renewed vision on the big screen.

A large number of learners in disadvantaged communities have either limited or no access to eye care facilities and the waiting list is around 6 months, which makes this partnership a much-needed relief.

Speaking at Manzini Primary school, O.R. Tambo International Airport’s Assistant General Manager, Kris Reddy said “South Africa counts on its youth to provide guidance and direction in future. Visual impairment can exclude youth from economic and social participation. This is why we will be donating a total of 1 200 developmental pack to four schools around the O.R. Tambo International Airport region. We are proud to invest in the future of our country today.”

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