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Children with Disabilities get a Resource Centre to Learn

A Model Resource Centre for Children with Disabilities provided seven children with disabilities with a laptop and a mobile phone each.

January 2019
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Sightsavers India bags the prestigious ICC Social Impact award felicitated by Indian Chamber of Commerce

There were 45 shortlisted projects in the prominent ICC Social Impact Award and Sightsavers India came out victorious in the Health Domain category.

January 2019
People stand in front of a sign that says: European Day of Persons with Disabilities.

DPO Members supported by Sightsavers India take part in ‘European Disability and Development Week’ in Brussels

The visit was a part of the project ‘Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals- Empowering Disabled People’s Organisations'.

December 2018

Sightsavers India takes a step forward in making elections inclusive with participation of people with disabilities

The just concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh witnessed close to 74% voter turnout. What we witnessed was also a wave of ‘accessible elections’.

December 2018
Six people stand next to a banner that welcome Sightsavers' Honorary Brand Ambassador.

Sightsavers Honorary Brand Ambassador Kabir Bedi encourages truck drivers to get their eyes tested

Kabir Bedi, the Brand Ambassador of Sightsavers India, visited the eye screening camp in Bhiwandi on the successful completion of its one year.

December 2018
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Sightsavers celebrates World Sight Day in India

World Sight day is celebrated globally to draw attention to blindness and visual impairment across the world. The theme for 2018 was 'Eye Care Everywhere'.

October 2018

Inauguration of the Renovated Eye Hospital in Kamakhyanagar

The renovated eye unit in Kamakhyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH), Dhenkanal, strengthened by Sightsavers was inaugurated by the Chief District Medical Officer Shri Basudev Behera on 20th September 2018. Sightsavers India East Director- Mr Sudipta Mohanty, Shri Akbar Mehfuz Alam- State Programme Manager at Sightsavers India,

September 2018

Sightsavers launches its fourth Static Vision Centre under RAAHI in Ballabhgarh, Haryana

Sightsavers opened a new Vision Centre under the RAAHI- National Truckers’ Eye Health Programme in Transport Nagar Ballabhgarh, Haryana. RAAHI is designed to align with the Sightsavers global Uncorrected Refractive Error Strategy where Road safety is a core component. The truckers were given free eye checkups and corrective measure to combat with their eye health issues.

September 2018

The five year long Sundarbans Eye Health project comes to an end

Sightsavers India has culminated its five yearlong Sundarbans Eye Health Project with Standard Chartered Bank. The report outlines 5 year progress of eye health project in the Sundarbans. The goal of the project was to contribute towards elimination of avoidable blindness in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal by 2018.

September 2018

Sightsavers signs an MoU with Department of Health, Government of Bihar

The State Health Society Bihar (SHSB) and Sightsavers India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI) in the State of Bihar.

September 2018
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