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Independent living Pappu Ram went blind & was homebound. With Sightsavers’ support, he overcame all odds

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We believe that people with disabilities such as blindness or visual impairments have an equal right to achieve their full potential, just like everyone else. Most visually impaired or blind children are denied an opportunity to participate in mainstream education. They get isolated from other children, find it harder to participate in daily community activities and find employment. As a result, they are more vulnerable to poverty and abuse, and many of them even die early.

We work to change the attitudes of communities, schools and governments by ensuring they adopt socially inclusive policies towards people with disabilities so that they are treated with dignity and are not denied their rights to appropriate healthcare, education and income.

Social inclusion for people with disabilities like blindness or visual impairment means ensuring they get equal rights and face no discrimination, especially with regard to education, healthcare and income.

Sightsavers and social inclusion

We work to ensure that the government implements its obligations under international conventions towards people who are visually impaired or blind. Aside from healthcare support, we promote social inclusion through:

  • Rehabilitation
    We work to equip people who are visually impaired or blind with the skills (daily living, vocational training, etc.), tools and assistance they need to earn a living and lead an independent life.
  • Inclusive education
    • We help train specialist teachers to provide in- and out-of-class support to children who are visually impaired or blind.
    • We support schools with the technology, physical aids (educational materials in Braille; white canes, etc.) and tools such as low vision aids (glasses, magnifiers, etc.) to enable visually impaired and blind children to access the same information and opportunities as non-disabled children.

News

Kabir Bedi named brand ambassador for Sightsavers

27 February 2017

and director, Kabir Bedi as its brand ambassador at an event held today.

Kabir Bedi named brand ambassador for Sightsavers

27 February 2017

Sightsavers, a leading global development organization working in over 30 countries to combat avoidable blindness and promote equal opportunities for visually impaired announced its association with internationally acclaimed actor Continue reading

Sightsavers Netra Vasant – Rural Eye Health Project Makes Inroads in Hazaribag, Jharkhand

16 January 2017

A mega eye assessment camp at Amrit Nagar, Hazaribag marked the onset of Sightsavers’ Netra Vasant - Rural Eye Health Project in the region. The camp organized by Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra (NBJK) and LNJP Eye Hospital, Chouparan Continue reading

Sightsavers chats up with RJ Chris of Radio One on World Disability Day

16 December 2016

Jatin Tiwari, Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Events, Sightsavers got chatting with RJ Chris of Radio One... Continue reading

Sightsavers set to promote crucial role of data at world-first forum

13 January 2017

Properly understood, reliable data is central to delivering equitable development. This is core to the way Sightsavers tries to carry out its mission to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with disabilities to be full Continue reading

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