53 year old Kalpana and her husband Amal have experienced difficulties in life, and both have had cataract surgery due to a Sightsavers supported project.
G Plot, a remote island that falls within Pathar Pratima block in South 24 Parganas, is home to about 200 households belonging to the Sabar tribal group.
Seven-year-old Imraj affirms that he loves to study with a nod and a shy smile, but cataract made it impossible for him to learn until he underwent surgery.
Partha Mukherjee teaches Mathematics and offered his support for a Sightsavers eye health initiative when approached by a community worker.
Health workers like Ganga recommend people with eye problems to vision centres supported by Sightsavers so everyone can access the support they need.
In 2017 Madhabi Jana played the key role in organising an eye health camp by obtaining permission from the headmaster of the local school for the venue.
Rajaram Ramnath Mhatre, 72, and Geeta Rajaram Mhatre, 66, can lead a life of independence and normalcy once again after cataract surgery.
Visually impaired since birth, 10-year-old Kiran could have never imagined stepping out of her home until regular counselling was given to her parents.
Hira had to face many challenges in her childhood but found freedom from illiteracy through a Sightsavers Inclusive Education Project.
Thanks to the use of Facebook’s messenger tool, nine-year-old Polok from Bangladesh has regained his sight.
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