The 2021 Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Essay Competition ended in Accra on Monday.
The competition attracted brilliant write-ups on the topic: Glaucoma; The Silent Blinding Disease, from school children between the ages of 10years and 16 years across the country.
Out of the many who entered the competition, thirteen (13) children were shortlisted to defend their write-ups at the finale.
This was at a ceremony held at the Just Like Mama Day Care in Accra on Monday morning.
Mary-Margaret Sarkodie, a 16-Year-Old student of the Achimota Senior High School won the ultimate prize. She received a 5000gh cash prize in addition to a 15,000gh shopping voucher from Casa Trasacco, 10 boxes of Viltamilk and Midea Air Condition.
Joycelyn Agyin, a 13-Year-Old student of the Silicon Valley School was adjudged the 1st runner-up. She went home with a 3000gh cash prize, a 10,000 Ghana cedis shopping Voucher from Casa Trasacco, 5 boxes of Vitamilk and Midea Air Condition.
The second runner-up position went to 14-Year-Old Vanessa Afreh of SOS Hermann Gmeiner, Tema Community 6. She also received a 2000gh cash prize, a 5000 Ghana cedis shopping voucher from Casa Trasacco, 5 boxes of Vitamilk and NASCO Microwave. The remaining children also received tokens for their efforts.
The essay competition was part of measures by the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation to further sensitize the public about the dangers of Glaucoma.