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Madhabi’s story

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.

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Eyes OK please

This report is an attempt to document, for the first time in India, the need for eye health care interventions as well as truckers’ own views on the vital issue of vision.

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Rajaram Ramnath's story

Rajaram Ramnath Mhatre, 72, and Geeta Rajaram Mhatre, 66, can lead a life of independence and normalcy once again after cataract surgery.

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Kiran’s story

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.

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“Eyes OK Please”- A report on National Truckers Programme unveiled by Sightsavers

One of the Country’s biggest Eye Health Programme for the truck drivers community...

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Actor-Director Rajat Kapoor brings Macbeth to life and gives people the gift of sight with Sightsavers

Rajat Kapoor is back on stage and this time it's in the Silicon City of India; Bangalore. He presents one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies with a comic twist- with the introduction of clowning...

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Hira's Story

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

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Sonali’s story

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

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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.

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India has come a long way in enabling opportunities for the visually impaired

It was in 1981, International Year of the Disabled People ‘IYDP’, that India celebrated and acknowledged globally developing a roadmap for the disabled.

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