Meet Sampson the KNUST optometry student making a difference in Ghana

Samson is the founder and executive director of iCare Network Ghana, a company that helps poor people in rural communities in Ghana by offering them medical care and social support.

Promoting eye health and making sure people have access to the care they need to retain healthy eyesight are two of the organization’s core areas of concentration.

At Kotei R/C School in Kumasi, Ghana, Samson and his colleagues recently organised an eye screening programme for more than 270 students and staff.

The programme aimed to educate people about glaucoma and the value of routine eye exams while also giving students a free eye checkup to ensure they had clear vision for academic work.

The programme was a big success, with many children obtaining the treatment they required and learning the value of keeping their vision in good shape.

Samson’s team also organised a career discussion to encourage the students about the many job options they might pursue in the future, donated menstruation supplies to help the students, and hosted an interactive session on menstrual health.

To help the student’s education, the crew also provided school materials like pens, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners.

Many initiatives, including those at Akyawkrom M/A Primary & JHS and Atia Methodist M/A Primary & JHS, were organised by Samson.


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He has received numerous fellowships and appointments to leadership positions in recognition of his work to advance eye health and increase access to care, including the African Future Leaders Fellowship, Harvard Crossroads Emerging Leaders Programme ’21, and Member of the Ghana Youth Task Team for the African Youth Partnership.

Vice President of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (KNUST Chapter), Global Youth Ambassador for TheirWorld, and Ambassador for the World Literacy Foundation.

Additionally, he was the Optometry Students Association of Ghana’s (KNUST-Chapter) Editor-in-Chief.

Samson’s passion to advancing eye health and education in Ghana is incredibly admirable.

He is a great illustration of how one individual can influence the world for the better.

He is certain to keep having an influence on and changing lives in Ghana and elsewhere because of his enthusiasm for giving back to his community.

SOURCE: Senali News Ghana

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