Monday, 17 September 2012

Health Screening and Eye Testing

Dave Bennett and his team of optoms visited Petrosani a week ago.  I hope to get a full report of his visit soon, but in the meantime, you can see from the photos below how new volunteers have been given training to make up glasses.  The Screening continues to have a positive impact on the local community, not only by giving free glasses, but by building trust and as a great way to meet the local people, find out about their problems and decide the best way in which to help them.
Part of the screening team
David and Jane from the screening team, giving advice to local beneficiaries

2 girls from the organisation Caritas came to the Centre for an eye test

Vlad, a new volunteer, learning how to use the glazing equipment

Paula and Ionela making up the glasses

Friday, 14 September 2012

Summer Club at our Community Centre, Petrosani

 We've just had an update from Adina, the Manager at the Hope for the Colony Centre in Petrosani. They have had a very busy summer, running a number of holiday clubs, for the children who usually attend the Homework Club. They've also been busy setting up the new glazing workshop, as well as continuing the regular health screening and eye testing. They are now concentrating on making vital repairs to the Centre in readiness for Winter.

Florin, very proud of his work at the "Handy Hands" Club!

The English class