This project was established through an agreement signed on January 21st 2013 between the Jean Guehenno High School in Fougères and AESCD.

The agreement stipulates:

  • That the Optician Course students at the Jean Guehenno Vocational High School in Fougères should collect glasses, repair them, identify their dioptres and pupillometry and hand the glasses over to AESCD.
  • That AESCD should send the glasses to Niger, give the High School a detailed account of how they are used, and publish the results on its website.

RAEDD is in charge of a fair distribution of glasses in Dankassari

Signature de la convention “Des lunettes pour le Niger” (photo Chronique Républicaine)
Signature de la convention “Des lunettes pour le Niger” (photo Chronique Républicaine)

First dispatch of prescriptions glasses in July 2013.

Over 200 pairs of prescription glasses prepared by High School students , with accurate labeling of their corrective degree was handed over to the optics technician at the Dogondoutchi Hospital by the AESCD chairperson, in the presence of Doctor Aissa, in charge of our Health project.

The distribution of prescription glasses will be organized as follows :

  • The optics technician will go to Dogondoutchi on market days to prescribe glasses.
  • Adults users, who are either craftsmen or state workers, will buy a pair of glasses for 10,000 CFA (about 15 euros), far cheaper than current prices.
  • Children’s glasses will be sold 1,000 CFA each.

A detailed follow-up is to be recorded.

The Prescription Glasses action since 2013

The Mayor of Danassari brought a new stock of glasses to Dankassari in 2013.

There has been a change in the allotment of glasses: after being sorted out by the students in Fougères, the glasses are brought to Niger during missions organized by AESCD or visits by RAEDD members. They are given to the only doctor of the Dankassari rural commune, who examines patients’ eyesight and prescribes free glasses. About 200 to 300 glasses are thus delivered every year. The project has been carried on, from 2013 to 2018, involving contacts with the students at the Fougères School, and annual delivery of glasses to Dankassari

Best Apprentice in France

Angélique Blin,a student at the Jean Guehenno High School in Fougères, has received the 2019 Gold Medal as Best Apprentice in France🇫🇷 , for a pair of glasses in Niger’s colours🇳🇪 with cowrie inserts.