Medical Ophthalmology Convoy done by IWCs of Alexandria
12/3/2021 – Under the slogan “LEAD THE CHANGE”, the “The Place of Lights is in the Hearts” initiative, undertaken by Mrs. Mona Aref, Chairman of District 95 Egypt & Jordan, was inaugurated on March 12, 2021.
The main goal of this initiative is to perform on-site eye surgeries on patients who are financially in need in the newly built compound of Bashayer al-Khair (1). The five Alexandrian Inner Wheel Clubs ( IWC of Alexandria, IWC of Alexandria East, IWC of Alexandria El Nozha, IWC of Alexandria Sporting & IWC of Alexandria Mediterranean) participated in sponsoring the Medical Ophthalmology Convoy. Consultant Ophthalmologists including Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shama, Dr. Zakaria Moyhe El Dine and Dr. Mohamed Samir carried out around 70 eye surgeries (cataract, squint & retinal injections) over the course of two days. This medical convoy is under the supervision of the Ministry of Health Undersecretary Dr. Mohamed Saqaan, and in the presence of Dr. Emad Khalaf, the director of the medical sector at the ministry.
The Inner Wheel members and their guests visited Gamal Hamada Hospital to support this effort as one team that is committed to the friendship and service objectives of the Inner Wheel Mrs. Mona Aref was accompanied by the presidents of Wheel clubs of Alexandria: Mrs. Omayma Helaly, President of IWC of Alexandria, Mrs. Jailan Mokhtar, President of IWC of Alexandria East, Mrs. Iman El Gamal Alexandria El Nozha, Mrs. Mervat Ramses President of IWC of Mediterranean, and Mrs. Dina El Hadary, President of IWC of Alexandria Sporting, in addition to a number of distinguished members and Mervat Al-Azzouni, the district webmaster.
This is the first major project where all Alexandria IW clubs worked, under the leadership of the district chairman. We hope that it will be the nucleus of serious and fruitful cooperation among the IW clubs in the coming years.