Monday was a busy day for those at LIV Village preparing to welcome 18 Land Rovers onto the school field. The Kingsley Holgate Foundation visited the village as part of an expedition around the local area. As part of the 70th anniversary of Land Rover, (their chosen mode of transport) the foundation are visiting different organisations in order to serve the surrounding communities.
Our guests were welcomed by three songs from the LIV-choir and then were given a tour of the village while members from Rite to Sight conducted eye tests. Members of Tree did some activities with our ECD-kids and provided some resources for our youngest children.
The Rite to Sight campaign was started by the foundation in order to equip poor-sighted, mostly elderly people with reading glasses in order to give the recipients the opportunity to complete basic tasks and also read with ease. Three classrooms in the school were set up for eye tests where mothers and members of LIV staff could have an eye test. Within a matter of minutes each person would come out with a brand new pair of reading glasses which would massively increase their ability to see, read or type on their cell phones. Simple tasks that are made much easier thanks to the foundation.
A huge thank you goes to the Kingsley Holgate Foundation, Tree and Land Rover for visiting us and to LIV’s long term partner, Barrows, for making this possible.