Gaskin Aruna has been a teacher for 15 years at the Methodist Primary School in Ngiehun, eastern Sierra Leone. Teaching has become a problem for Gaskin, not because he has 71 children in his class, he is accustomed to large class sizes. His difficulties involve failing eyesight.
"I am struggling to prepare lessons at home and when at school the children's books are hard to see"
Gaskin attended an outreach clinic at his local government health centre in Ngiehun. A team of eye specialists from Vision Aid Overseas were helping local hospital staff attend to the eye care needs of the community.