Sightsavers Helps Tremendously In India

For the blind and visually impaired in India, life is very difficult. Some of them live in remote areas where they tend to isolate themselves from the rest of the people. They strictly depend on their family for what they need, and they barely get out into the public at all.

 

Sightsavers Is A Charity That Helps The Blind And The Visually Impaired

This charity does work in over 30 countries, and in India, they make a huge impact. They help the blind and visually impaired with ways to make their lives better. Since they are knowledgeable, they are able to offer to counsel to these types of people so that they engage again in life and do not become suicidal. They make a huge difference for these people who sometimes get so depressed that they don’t feel that life is worth living anymore.

 

The People With Sightsavers

The people that work with Sightsavers are determined to help others. They are compassionate and kind. Since they have the ability to change lives, they change them for the better.

“What is river blindness?” River blindness is a parasitic infection that can, over time, cause irreversible blindness. The disease is spread by the bite of infected black flies that breed near fast-flowing rivers. 120 million people are at risk worldwide. River blindness can lead to severe skin irritation, pain and sight loss. 500,000 people are blind because of it. 37 million are infected by the disease. Medication can stop it spreading. Fly catchers work to eradicate the flies that carry river blindness. Together, we can eliminate the disease. Learn more: www.sightsavers.org (or click link in our bio!) #Sightsavers #riverblindness #ntds #blindness #eyes #eyehealth #vision #sight #sightloss #visionloss #eyecare #eyehealth #beatNTDs #nomoreNTDs #blindnessawareness #endavoidableblindness #avoidableblindness #river #rivers #riversides #didyouknow #dyk #factoftheday #interesting #interestingfacts

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Companies Can Help Sightsavers

Many companies decide to contribute to what Sightsavers is doing. They donate money that can be used for supplies and services to assist the blind and visually impaired. Sightsavers encourages the help that these companies want to give them.

 

Sightsavers And Education

Making the world a better place for the blind and visually impaired is what Sightsavers is all about. They help to place these types of people in regular schools so that they can get an excellent education while they are young and into their older years too.

 

The people at Sightsavers know that their work is important to others. They are dedicated to what they do, and they intend to help even more in the future. Sightsavers will find new and better ways of assisting those that are less fortunate with their eyesight, and they will continue to change these types of peoples’ lives forever.

 

 

 

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Sightsavers Led Program to Change the World

Sightsavers is a UK based charity, with locations in over 30 countries, that has two main goals. First, is the prevention of avoidable blindness throughout some of the world’s poorest countries. Second, is to aid in the creation of an inclusive society where people with disabilities are able to participate equally. In order to achieve these goals, Sightsavers needs both funding and resources.

 

An example of the work Sightsavers conducts was seen in Malawi, where a man by the name of Winesi felt dead because of his blindness. He was supposed to support his family, however, because of his blindness, he was unable to do that. He felt lost, defeated, and alone. The reason for his blindness, cataracts. A member of the Sightsavers team contacted Winesi to see if there was anything that could be done to help him. It was determined that Winesi had mature cataracts. In order to receive his eyesight back, Winesi would need an operation. Through Sightsavers, Winesi was given the opportunity to have that surgery completed, allowing him to see again.

 

Recently, Penny Mordaunt, the UK Secretary of State, announced that the UK Aid Connect program will be donating £ 13 million in funding. The funding will be dedicated to helping create an inclusive society in developing countries like Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.

Over 6-years, Sightsavers will lead a team of organizations to find the best use of this funding. Some of the organizations included on this mission are the International Disability Alliance, the Institute of Development Studies, ADD International, Youth Career Initiative, and Inclusion UK. The goal of this funding, Sightsavers, the UK Aid Connect program, and all of the organizations involved is to provide programs that will help 100,000 people who have disabilities gain access to health care services, assist 10,000 children with disabilities receive an education, and help roughly 45,000 more people who have disabilities find ways to increase their income.

 

Sightsavers is honored to be able to lead this team. This funding will allow them to look at how they are able to impact these societies on a larger scale. Additionally, it will allow for the creation of new programs and approaches that will help these marginalized areas become more inclusive. Surely changing many people’s lives for the better.

 

 
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