SHIKSHA+ is an adult literacy programme which uses an ICT approach to enhance the learning and instill learning retention among adults who have not attended a formal school. Learners in SHIKSHA+ platform vary in culture, age, socio-economic status, language, gender, ability/disability and personal interests. Age is a crucial factor in SHIKSHA+ that affect the learning of adults. Thus, in different instances, SHIKSHA+ learners have shared that due to their poor eyesight they face difficulty in studying. It is in this respect, SHIKSHA Initiative in collaboration with MAX Hospital organized a free eye checkup camp for SHIKSHA+ learners of Gautam Buddha Nagar. The objective of the camp is not just to provide eye checkup services but to create an environment where the learners gets sensitized about health issues.
About 396 (Male 185, Female 211) people of village Jaracha, Bishara, Noorpur, Hridyapur and Chhaulas have been examined. The heads of all the villages actively collaborated in smooth operation of the camp in their respective villages. The patients were examined by Dr. Shilpi Aggarwal and assisted by other technical staff. The camp was facilitated by Bhawana Sharma (Senior Field Officer), Seema Sisodiya (SHIKSHA+ Instructor), Ramlakhan (Senior Field Officer), Sandeep Kumar (Field Officer) and Vijay Anand Verma (Adult Literacy Head).