Health Care

STEPS works with participating dentists and opticians to provide free dental checks and optical screening for children from poor neighborhoods. Each visit serves a group of 20 children whose medical reports are given to their teachers and families. The visits are followed by a fun outing to an indoor or outdoor playground, along with snacks. Early detection is important for children as vision deficiency can lead to poor performance in school. The program also helps to instill good hygiene habits through the donation of a toothbrush and toothpaste to each participant. When it is discovered that a child requires further care, STEPS, parents and teachers do follow up.