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IVI launched the third batch of YLP with a two-day workshop in Hyderabad on 13-14 June, comprising young professionals from various Optometry disciplines. With the YLP II (2014-15) concluding in April 2015, the IVI leadership initiative has created a pool of about 20 young leaders in Optometry and eye care since its launch in 2013.
The inaugural workshop focused on core leadership and management aspects along with subject related themes including Optometry education and research, and leadership in public health. The participants of the third young leaders program are Aloe Gupta, Anand Kumar, Anton Decruse Waanbah, M Chandrashekher, Kiran Challa, Paula Mehta, Pooja Singh, Prem Kumar and Soumendra Nath Ghosh.
The group undertook to work on two group projects in the areas of creating awareness about eye care and generating support for IVI outreach initiatives. Additionally, individual projects will also be undertaken by the participants. The workshop also included a guided visit of the LV Prasad Eye Institute for a first-hand experience of excellence in eye care delivery.
IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program