Helping those in need
The Optical Factory and Kilmarnock Hearing Centre provides hearing aids and prescription glasses to the children in Kenya.
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Since 2009 Sean has been working in Kenya, helping conduct eye screening camps under the OSCR charity Sight Aid International and delivering prescription spectacles and eye medicine to school children and adults in various parts of Kenya.
So far around 42,000 eye screenings have been carried out with thousands of pairs of glasses and medicines being delivered. Unfortunately the recent COVID 19 pandemic has put all the projects on hold, but thankfully things are getting back to normal and schools are being booked for eye screening.
We help so the children may hear and see
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In the coming months The Optical Factory East Kilbride will commit to sponsoring eye tests for children in Kenya to match each eye test that is conducted in East Kilbride. More details will follow on this as the project develops.
January 2022 saw Sean undertake his first hearing screening project which was conducted at a Primary School for hearing Impaired children in Machakos County, Kenya in conjunction with Kenya Society for the Deaf. 21 school children were screened, with 10 children being fitted with hearing aids in February.
Sean hopes these hearing screening projects will be bi-annual and bring much needed hearing care to school children in Kenya.
Charity Mission to Kenyan School for the Deaf
HEARING AIDS FOR JACKSON
Children who cannot hear or have partial hearing loss find school extremely difficult and it is nearly impossible for them to be successful.
HELPING CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS
Supporting children with hearing loss around in Kenya and getting involved in prevention.
HELPING KENYAN CHILDREN HEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME
Sean Walls and Sight Aid International are working with Kenya Society for the Deaf to conduct hearing screening camps which will transform the lives of hundreds of children.
SOLAR POWERED AUDIO AID TO HELP KENYAN CHILDREN
We’ve developed an device that is called Audio Sun.
We have entered a business competition in Scotland that offers grants and support to entrepreneurial companies and Scotland and we have made it to the final of this round, with the potential of winning up to £15,000 to help develop the product. I am currently trialling the device in Kenya as part of my hearing screening project that was done in February. We are testing the device up to June 2022 to monitor how it performs.