More than 500 primary school pupils attended the first "blindfold" lunch organized by ORBIS Hong Kong to encourage them to eat healthy food that may enhance their eyesight.
Primary schools have been invited to join the ORBIS Eye-Care Lunch, which will run until May.
To maximize awareness of, and to raise funds for, the battle against global blindness each lunch will include games and educational activities.
Among those who attended lunch yesterday at the Ling Liang Primary School in Ma On Shan was blind teacher Billy Yau Wai-lok.
"The interactive blindfold lunch activity is aimed at helping students understand some of the difficulties facing blind people in poorer countries," Yau said. "Although I could not see, I was able to sense just how carefully my fellow diners ate their food."
Andrea Wong, chief marketing and strategy officer of AXA Hong Kong, which sponsored the lunch, said the company has a strong tradition of corporate social responsibility and helping those who are less fortunate.
"We are very excited to participate in this meaningful campaign and play our part in helping students understand the importance of their sight and ORBIS' work," Wong said. STAFF REPORTER