2013 Mansalay Foundation for Youth Development Mission to the Philippines
EYEsee supplied the November 12, 2013 health mission to Southern Oriental Mindoro Province in the Philippines by the Mansalay Foundation for Youth Development (MFYD) with a donation of 1,375 eyeglasses. MFYD provides support to the youth of Mansalay though a merit-based scholarship program and assists in improving the quality of education. Mansalay is a small town in the Southern Oriental Mindoro Province in the Philippines. Each year, MFYD conducts a vision mission in Mansalay and its neighboring towns. For the 2013 mission, eye clinics were held in the towns of Roxas and Mansalay, and with the help of local optometrist, almost 800 patients received their eyeglasses during the mission. Eyeglasses and sunglasses were also distributed to the destitute people in neighboring towns. About 200 eyeglasses will be distributed during MFYD’s March 2014 mission to the Mangyan communities, a local ethnic group in the province.
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