Cooperation was the theme at the most recent CMIRC roaming eye clinic school visit. Jack Giles from Chiang Mai North Rotary and PP Hope Ratcharaprecha from ThingThaiNgam Rotary joined CMIRC members Peter Bell, Joe Evans, Mike Lake, Roger Lindley, and Jerry Nelson at the Wat Lak Pan School just outside of town.
Also in attendance were ThingThaiNgam Rotary president Supaluck Lohajoti and Yuhan Giles. Special guest Mady Reid, a Rotary Youth Exchange student, handled all of the color-vision screening at the clinic. Mady, a 10th-grader from Binghamton, New York, has been in Chiang Mai for a month. She's now at a Thai public school, struggling with language, culture, and food challenges, but holding up quite well so far. We hope that Mady can join us on September 7th, when re return to Wat Ban Lak to complete our screening.....the preschoolers she entertained will also be happy to see her again!
PP Joe Evans handled the initial close-reading screening Wednesday, while Mady Reid checked student and teacher ability to distinguish colors. Mady used her knowledge of Thai numbers to complete this portion of the screening, since most of the Thai kids didn't know the English words for the numbers they saw.
Yuhan Giles helped a student during the "stereo-vision" portion of the eye screening, which tests ability to see in three dimensions. Yuhan also provided invaluable translation skills to the CMIRC team.
Another successful school visit for the CMIRC Children's Sight Project team, with gifts of indestructible footballs from One World Play and notebooks from the ThingThaiNgam Rotary Club presented....but what's that tall guy in the back row looking at?