Karate Kids once again helped kids in Nepal

Martial arts students from Central Alberta Martial Arts & Wellness Centre collected close to 80 pairs of sunglasses

Students of Central Alberta Martial Arts & Wellness Centre wore some of the close to 80 pairs of sunglasses they collected to send to children in Nepal.

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.

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