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Living with childhood cataracts meant that 10-year-old Ulrich Amassoga had never experienced clear vision before. He had difficulty in school and dealt with bullying from classmates because of his condition. 

Two years ago, Helen Keller began providing vision screenings in schools in Cameroon in partnership with USAID’s Child Blindness program, the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Secondary Education, and Acha Eye Hospitals. We met Ulrich at one of these screenings. Here’s his story. 

A boy with dark skin, closely cropped dark hair, and black-framed glasses stands in front of a woman with dark skin with curly, dark-red hair. They are outside in a yard next to a building.

Help children like Ulrich realize their true potential.