Stories

A young girl smiling.

Sonali’s story

Thanks to the use of Facebook’s messenger tool, nine-year-old Polok from Bangladesh has regained his sight.

Simpi’s story

Visually impaired since birth, Simpi could never imagine that she could go to school until a Sightsavers Inclusive Education Programme identified her.

Andhreyes’ story

Andhreyes’ journey to education was not an easy one, but with teachers trained in providing inclusive education she has been able to pursue her dreams.

Mukundu's story

Due to deteriorating eyesight Mukundu was unable to work properly, pushing him into depression, until he found out a simple surgery could help.

Archana’s story

A social inclusion programme in her district motivated Archana to learn about her rights and entitlements to become the kind of leader we all need.

Shaukat sees a clearer future

Shaukat's Story

A tailor by profession, Shaukat Farookh works in a small shop and relies upon his spectacles, as poor vision could end his livelihood.

'Every child is different'

Gagan Deep's story

Gagan Deep Singh is a special needs teacher in Rajasthan who received training at the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped.

eye health

Shrushti's Story

Nine-year-old student Shrushti Anantkumar found herself struggling to read the blackboard. An eye check confirmed disastrous news.

'I’m now confident in getting around'

Ganesha's story

39-year-old Ganesha Ram, who failed to get a job after losing his eye sight, found money to be so scarce that his son had to be pulled from school.

Hope floats in Kerala

Somarajan's story

46 year old Somarajan Pillai, who lives with his wife and two children in Allapuzha district of Kerala, went blind gradually.

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