Standard Chartered raises 74,000 USD for eye care programme

The Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Limited has raised more than 74,000 USD from the Cycling for tomorrow light programme for its eye care programme entitled Light is belief.

The amount is much higher than the set target of 60,000 USD. It includes the amount donated by Standard Chartered which is equivalent to the sum raised from the community. All of the proceeds will be used to fund eye care projects in countries and territories where Standard Chartered is operating, including Vietnam. In Vietnam, Standard Chartered has actively coordinated with partners to support and develop eyesight rehabilitation and eye care programmes. To date, Light is belief has provided eye-screening tests for 2.5 million people, performed 47,000 eye operations and presented 34,6000 glasses to targeted people. Under the programme, three projects are being implemented with total fund of 2.4 million USD, expected to benefit 2.2 million people.

Source: VOV5