Stories

Sightsavers case stories

Hira's Story

Hira had to face many challenges in her childhood but found freedom from illiteracy through a Sightsavers Inclusive Education Project.

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.

'I can see again!'

Anisha's story

Anisha’s family realised she had a sight problem when she was a baby, but ten years later she was identified and diagnosed with bilateral cataract.

'Now I am very happy with my life.'

Anam's story

It was very difficult living with blindness but Anam didn’t lose hope and continued with his studies at the blind school until he graduated in 1991.

Neeta’s Story

Neeta's Story

19 year old Neeta is irreversibly blind and was totally dependent on her family members until enrolling in a Sightsavers rehabilitation project.

Low vision

Devilal's story

An inclusive education project helped Devilal to learn mobility skills and sensory techniques so he can participate fully in school life.

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