by Christine Braun – Special to Sylvan Lake News
Martial arts students from Central Alberta Martial Arts & Wellness Centre collected close to 80 pairs of sunglasses to send to the children in Nepal to help in the mission to create good eye care.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and good eye care is very scarce. As a result, many Nepali children suffer from cataracts — a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which can lead to blindness. Wearing sunglasses is just one simple step to preventing this disease.
A few years ago, martial art students participated in this endeavour and collected over 200 pairs of sunglasses. Students also prepared notes of support, pictures or poems to send to the kids in Nepal to further support their cause and to send them love, healing and good wishes.