Students donate 200 pairs of eyeglasses for Operación San Andrés
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- April 25, 2012
PASADENA, Texas — Students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at San Jacinto College (SJC) Central recently donated 200 pairs of eyeglasses for the residents of Collique, Peru.
As part of the Operación San Andrés (OSA) organization, the students collected the glasses and presented the donation to Debra Clarke, the College's eye care technology program director who also leads the service learning project for her students. The mission of OSA is to provide holistic aid to the indigent and underserved people of Collique.
Pictured from left: ESOL students Maria Barragan, Yaneth Canamar, Wilber Barquero, and Andres Gamez; Rayna Shaunfield, SJC college preparatory professor; Debra Clarke, SJC eye care technology program director; students Mahesh Sewa, Ken Vo, Miao Zhong, and Rocio Calvillo. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department.
The SJC eye care technology program is currently accepting donations for used eyeglasses. For more information about Operación San Andrés, visit http://operacionsanandres.org.
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