Crippled by financial constraints because of the collapse of the economy, the Rapid Fire Kidz Foundation had to scrap its free eyeglasses programme for poor children last year.
However, on Saturday thanks to a corporate sponsor, Nu Iron Unlimited, 57 children from Couva South Primary School, and the Couva AC Primary School in Central Trinidad were able to get free eyewear.
During a function held at the Bougainvillea Restaurant in Couva, Chief Executive Officer of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Nirad Tewarie commended corporate T&T for assisting financially challenged communities and families, especially during the Christmas season even though they are facing tough economic conditions.
Tewarie noted that Nu Iron (a locally-based American company) was a member of the AMCHAM. He praised the company for agreeing to finance the Eyes Right Project. Tewarie noted that due to recent floods, and recent job losses, many people in T&T were struggling to make ends meet.