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StanChart efforts to cure blindness in Nigeria

img_0087Standard Chartered Bank has partnered Arthouse Contemporary in efforts aimed at eradicating curable blindness from Nigeria. Running for the third successive year, its partnership to support its Seeing-is-Believing (SiB) programme has so far raised over $100,000 to provide over 6,000 cataract and glaucoma surgeries, 2,500 spectacles dispensed, 60,000 screenings and over 600 health workers trained in relevant eye-care areas in Nigeria. Stephen Richards Evans, regional head, Private Banking Clients MENAP, Africa, South Asia & Europe, Standard Chartered Bank, said that this bank’s initiative demonstrates its firm commitment to community development, service and sustainability across Africa through ‘Seeing-is-Believing.’ Evans noted that in helping combat curable blindness in partnership with its clients through financially supporting the corrective surgery work of eye clinics and preventive education on avoidable blindness, the Bank seeks to celebrate the joy of sight. Kevita Chellaram, managing director, Arthouse Contemporary, disclosed that since 2012, the partnership with Standard Chartered Bank has being able to draw attention to raise money for the Bank’s eye care centres in Nigeria.

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