Save Children in Villages from Going Blind

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Don’t turn a blind eye to those in need!!

Stop children from dropping out of school because of eye ailments which can lead to blindness! By just contributing Rs.280 for a pair of glasses, you can directly benefit a child suffering from refractive error which in return can uplift a child's profession thereby allowing him or her to lead a life of independence.

Sightsavers is a global development organisation working in India since 1966 to eliminate avoidable blindness and to ensure that people who are irreversibly blind are supported adequately to lead lives of independence and dignity. Over the past five decades, our work in India has enabled the treatment of millions of people with eye ailments. We have also offered education and livelihood support to thousands of children and persons with disability.

Through this campaign, we wish to promote the importance of eye care and prevent children residing in impoverished regions from going blind due to refractive error.
Children in the school age group (5 – 15 years) are vulnerable to long term consequences of eye diseases if not detected and treated early. During the financial year 2014-15, NPCB had planned to provide spectacles to 900,000 school children through its school eye health programme. Considering the number of school children in the country, and the fact that 121 million children of the total children are enrolled in Government schools, this target is inadequate as the total number of children requiring spectacles is 4.9 million (based on a study of refractive error in children in a rural population in India conducted in 2014). In short, approximately 80% of children are deprived of benefits from quality eye health services.

Why are we fundraising?
The need of the hour is to provide glasses to those children suffering from refractive error age group (5-15 years) in rural areas and to also reduce drop-out rates among children who may be blind.

What is the target?
Rs.280 is the cost of one glass. We intend to raise funds for a minimum of 500 glasses through this campaign for school children which means Rs.1,40,000 is our set target.

Where are we going to utilise the funds?
Our School Eye Health Programme is running in the following districts of India.
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh

To know more about how Sightsavers in India has transformed the lives of people across the country please go through

Read about the people we have helped, along with partners and local NGOs in India. Each story inspires us to reach out to more people, and when you read these stories you’ll see just how great an impact your donation can make on someone’s life.

Below is the Case Study of Nikita a bright student:
Nikita Singh is a 12 year old girl studying in 6th standard, in Government Middle School, Bijali Nagar, Govindpura, Bhopal. She comes from a poor family of unskilled workers. Since her childhood, Nikita faced a lot of difficulties in both of her eyes which eventually transformed into cataract.

During an Eye Screening camp held by Sightsavers along with our hospital partner, her eyes were screened. After the evaluation, her left eye was then operated upon for cataract. She was admitted for a period of three days. Her operation charges and accommodation were taken care of through a government programme. She was later prescribed and provided with a pair of spectacles through our School Eye Health Programme and as a result, her vision had shown considerable improvement

After the operation, Nikita and her parents were very grateful for the support that Sightsavers and its partner had offered to restore her vision. She is now able to concentrate more on her studies and is performing her daily chores with independence.

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raised of Rs.140,000 goal

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Supporters (9)

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
Nausheen donated Rs.280

Excellent work !

Prakhar donated Rs.300

Amazing work by Sangeeta Sharma for blind kids... keep it up Milaap..!!