ision 2018″ initiative: a mobile cataract surgery program to restore the vision of 125 Mon state and 125 Kayin state citizens through the nation-wide eye health campaign. It aims to promote better and healthier living while building strong, sustainable community relations. The campaign encourages the participation of locals, SCG Staffs and SCG scholarship students. Since 2015, the project has helped a total of 622 patients. This initiative was implemented by SCG in partnership with Banphaeo General Hospital and Mawlamyine Cement Limited, subsidiary of SCG, devoted the time and energy of both doctors and staffs from Thailand and Myanmar, who were equipped with cutting-edge medical devices and surgical equipment. The eye health education campaign now aims to reach as many locals across the country as possible. “The ‘ Sharing a Brighter Vision’ initiative has been carried out for 4 years. We have seen the happiness of over 600 patients and countless families. This year, we are pleased to widen the scope of the initiative by providing surgery to 125 Mon state people and 125 Kayin state people with the kind support from the respective state governments” said Dr. Kasem Watanachai, Director and Chairman of CSR Committee for sustainable development.
Over the past years, SCG has also carried out other initiatives that have benefitted the Mon state. In September 2018, SCG Awarded 300 scholarship in the Yangon and Mon state high school students and for the first time, included 10 university students. In 2017 SCG extended its existing roadway signage program to Malamyine and four towns in Mon state.