UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI
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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI

A word from our partners: Atol Mon Opticien

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Cœur de Gazelles

Atol Mon Opticien, sponsor of the optical unit

The optical unit of the medical caravan operates every year thanks to the support of our sponsor, Atol Mon Opticien. This partnership was born out of common values shared by the association ad the company.

Atol Mon Opticien has a clear social objective, which is to restore people’s vision. As simple as that may seem, this is a powerful objective: vision is the most important sense, in that 80% of the information that reaches the human brain comes through the eyes

The medical caravan’s optical unit has two challenges:

  • Understand needs and provide appropriate solutions
  • Improve the daily lives of patients on the long term, in particular through children’s education

 

Presentation of Éric Plat

Why did you choose to join forces with Cœur de Gazelles?

“I have taken part in humanitarian missions in Mongolia, so when my general manager at the time suggested that we work with the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, I was open to his proposal. This initial collaboration led to a second collaboration with Cœur de Gazelles. I wanted to be part of the caravan because there is a real lack of glasses in countries like Morocco.

The values of Cœur de Gazelles correspond perfectly to those of Atol Mon Opticien, which is a cooperative, i.e. an association of people who share a common goal. The medical caravan and the optical unit are an excellent initiative, because they provide a solution to a real need, especially in disadvantaged areas.

I am extremely impressed by the capacity for adaptation in the patients we meet: despite the importance of eyesight, they develop their other senses dramatically in order to compensate for their visual impairment. The optical unit provides them with a real benefit, and the impact is immediate.”

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