Social Responsibility


Visual health is a good that should be accessible to everyone, and through our social responsibility policy, we believe that we can make a difference and actively contribute to improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate.

We have developed a strong internal and external social responsibility policy through a participative attitude, encouraging and supporting various initiatives over the years.

We uphold the principle that a company is made up of its human capital, the employees who grow together every day as a team to achieve the same objectives and professional goals. Therefore, we work continuously to promote a positive impact on corporate culture and team motivation through a set of measures adopted to enhance professional development, benefits, and the conditions of our employees, reflecting the internal responsibility policy of Centrooptico.

In addition to the internal responsibility policy, we have committed to the community. Our external social responsibility focuses on three fundamental pillars: health, education, and sports. Through these areas, we seek to make a difference in the lives of those in need, to improve accessibility to visual and auditory health care, and to invest in various projects and actions that reflect the identity and values of Centrooptico.

We highlight our support for various institutions and volunteer activities, conducting over 20,000 free visual screenings and donating hundreds of prescription glasses to those in need.

Established in 1992 by the association of the Sisters of Our Lady Mamã Muxima, the Mamã Muxima Reception Center was created to provide shelter for children and the elderly living on the streets. Today, the center works to improve the lives of hundreds of Angolans from various parts of the country. Currently, it accommodates only children and youth, overseeing nearly 120 in boarding school and 13 in day school, ranging in age from 4 to 23 years.

Because we believe we can always make a difference, we have been carrying out continuous actions since 2019 to take care of the visual health of these young individuals. This includes conducting free visual screenings, providing Optometry and Ophthalmology consultations, diagnostic visual exams, and distributing prescription glasses to those in need. Additionally, we offer school supplies.

  • 81 free visual screenings
  • 16 free ophthalmology consultations
  • 15 frames and prescription lenses provided
  • Over 2 million Kz in services and products

We established a protocol with the sociocultural organization, Kuenda, focusing on social inclusion projects to support the albino community. The Kilombo Project aims to raise awareness among the population and government authorities regarding issues of discrimination and the protection of people with albinism. It provides support in accessing healthcare, particularly in the areas of ocular and dermatological care, thus contributing to the improvement of the quality of life for these individuals.

We are committed to conducting free visual screenings, providing prescription glasses, and offering visual healthcare to economically disadvantaged albino children and youth.

  • 595 free visual screenings
  • 60 free ophthalmology consultations
  • 51 frames and prescription lenses provided
  • Over 5 million Kz in services and products

Centrooptico sponsors Nzoji, a project developed by the Angolan Futsal Federation, which utilizes futsal as a mechanism for social and civic change across various areas: education, health and well-being, social integration, gender equity, child leadership, peace-building, and professional integration. The project aims to promote inter-school futsal tournaments.

As sponsors, we are committed to ensuring the visual health care of the children and adolescents involved in this project, which is currently implemented in 7 schools with thousands of children. This commitment includes conducting visual screenings, providing prescription glasses to those in need, and offering school support materials.

  • 120 free visual screenings have been conducted.