'See Well to Learn Better' Program Helps Mexico's Visually Impaired Children
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July 12, 2014
In order to improve the academic achievement of elementary school children with vision problems, delivery of eyeglasses was made to students from 490 schools in the municipalities of Guadalajara, Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, Tonala, El Salto and Tlajomulco de Zúñiga was through Program "See Well to Learn Better".
The ceremony, led by the President of the System for Integral Family Development (DIF) Jalisco, Lorena Jassibe Arriaga de Sandoval, 49,780 pairs of glasses that will benefit the same number of students were given in Jalisco.
Arriaga de Sandoval explained that the success of the program is the participation of the three levels of government, headed by the Secretary of Education, the See Well to Learn Better Foundation , and thanked the teachers for training and participating in the detection of students visually impaired.
"Today with great pride I can tell that you that we are number one in efficiency in this program and I appreciate the work you all do with the State Government, through the Ministry of Education, by the enthusiasm and putting ourselves first in this program," stressed the President of the State DIF.
The total investment for this program is 8,462,600 pesos, of which 5,641,733 pesos were contributed by the Federal Government and 2,820,866 pesos from the "Ver Bien para Aprender Mejor" foundation. The State Government is involved with operating expenses of the program.
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