In a remarkable collaboration aimed at bringing hope and restoring vision to the visually impaired, the IYE Foundation and the revered Olu of Warri, Ogiamé Atuwase III, have announced the 2nd Annual Community Focused Free Cataract Surgery Series. This groundbreaking initiative seeks to eradicate avoidable blindness in Delta State, Nigeria, and provide sight-restoring surgeries to those in need.
Under the resounding theme of “Light Has Come,” the Statewide Pre-Surgical Eye Camp Outreach will span multiple communities across Delta State. It will offer free cataract surgeries and comprehensive eye care services, addressing the pressing issue of avoidable blindness and bringing renewed vision to individuals affected by cataracts.
Dr. Ejiro Imuere, a highly regarded eye doctor and passionate advocate for Wado City, has commended the visionary leadership of the Olu of Warri for championing this noble cause. Speaking with great admiration, Dr. Imuere emphasized the profound impact such an initiative will have on transforming lives.
He stated, “As an Eye Doctor, I think the Olu Atuwatse III has done very well and deserves our commendation. God bless you, oh King of the Iwere people and Iwere land. What is Good is Good, no matter the motive. I am very, very impressed. To remove blindness from the life and eyes of a man is a worthy venture, and I do hope other Urhobo kings will emulate the Itsekiri Monarch who appears to be setting paces by bringing much innovative ideas daily.”
While acknowledging the positive strides made by the Itsekiri Monarch, Dr. Imuere also emphasized the importance of respecting the identities of the two Urhobo Kingdoms in Warri South LGA. He believes that this crucial step will foster healing and restore the historic bond of brotherhood that has long existed between the tribes, despite recent challenges.
Dr. Imuere further stated that for lasting peace and peaceful coexistence, the Itsekiri nation should not covet Urhobo lands, while the Urhobo nation should not covet the word “Warri” because it is of Itsekiri origin.
In light of these discussions, the Statewide Pre-Surgical Eye Camp Outreach has been meticulously planned across various communities in Delta State. The event details are as follows:
- UVWIE COMMUNITY @ Community Town Hall – July 7th-8th, 2023
- OREROKPE COMMUNITY @ Palace of the Oreje of Okpe – July 10th-11th, 2023
- SAPELE COMMUNITY @ 1st Baptist Church Ogun-aja, Sapele – July 10th-11th, 2023
- UGHELLI COMMUNITY @ Fiss Academy Nursery and Primary School, 16 Onovushakpor Street. Off Ughell Patani Rd, Eback of Goshen Hotel – July 15th-16th, 2023
- IYARA COMMUNITY @ Ogedegbe Compound – July 13th-14th, 2023
- PESSU QUARTER @ Pessu Compound – July 13th-14th, 2023
- KOKO @ God at Work Anointing Ministry Int’l Koko. Opp. St. Michael School New Road Koko Beach Delta State.
- WARRI MAJOR OUTREACH @ OLU OF WARRI PALACE GROUNDS, UGBORI, WARRI – July 19th-22nd, 2023
- Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily
Under the guidance of a distinguished Rural-River Eye Surgeon renowned for their expertise in the field, the surgical interventions will adhere to the highest standards of care, ensuring successful outcomes for patients.
This commendable collaboration not only aims to restore sight but also seeks to empower individuals, allowing them to regain their independence, enhance their quality of life, and actively participate in their communities. Through the collective efforts of the IYE Foundation and the Olu of Warri, this community-focused approach will bring much-needed eye care services to remote and underserved areas of Delta State.
The Africa Cataract & Eye Foundation and the Olu of Warri cordially invite the public to join this noble cause and make a lasting impact on the lives of the visually impaired. Together, we can illuminate their world and foster a brighter future for Delta State.