An inspiring and exemplary year involving more than 100 students and doctors, year long fundraising and helping nearly 10,000 patients. Read this description from a model SVOSH Chapter as submitted by Melissa Pongratz:
Led by an extraordinary and dedicated executive team of seven students and one faculty advisor, SVOSH-SCO was able to send 116 students and doctors to eight countries throughout central and South America this May. Nearly 10,000 patients were able to receive what may be the only vision care they will have access to.
In preparation, students worked year-round to fundraise and prepare supplies, and would like to give a special thanks to our Lions Club partners domestically and abroad. A unique partnership with Rhodes College was initiated to provide small-group and country-specific discussion on customs, culture, and history prior to departure.