Free Dental and Eye Tests… and Lots of Fun

Sahati Basmati (‘My Health, My Smile’) is a health awareness and early detection program targeted at children from poor neighborhoods which provides free dental and eye examinations.

Children visit a dentist for a check-up and receive a gift of toothbrush and toothpaste, then they go to an optometrist for a basic eye test. Any detected problems are reported to their overseers and families. The excursion ends with a simple lunch and fun playtime either in a mall or outdoors.

This month 50 children from Baqa’a Camp and Marka Camp had the chance to benefit from Sahati Basmati. For most of them it was their first visit to a dentist or optician, and a positive memory to cherish.

Many even had the chance to ride an escalator for the first time!

Our thanks go to:

  • Gardens Dental Implant Center for patiently checking the children’s teeth and providing helpful records
  • Colgate Jordan for donating the toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Alpha Optical for offering basic eye tests and alerting us to any potential problems which would require a visit to an eye doctor
  • DreamPark for donating the use of their fun rides in Amman Mall
  • The kind volunteers who prepare home-made sandwiches for lunch
  • As well as the volunteers who accompany the children during the visit