In the South African school system there is a severe shortage of resources. One of them is lack of basic health screening and particular eye health screening in the school system. The Trustees at Jonga Trust realised the importance of training teaches, who are in contact with the learners every day, to identify children who might have potential sight problems.

Jonga Trust then undertook to develop a training package for teachers in the schools. The training package consists of a comprehensive PowerPoint lecture, accompanying workbook highlights sheet. Please see enclosed the Back to School Workbook and Highlights Sheet. Also find the slide presentation on the Jonga DVD entitled “Back to School”.

During the past 6 months of 2010, 57 teachers have been trained by Jonga Trust in the Back to School program.

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