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Trinidad: US company donates free eyewear to 57 children

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.

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