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What we do

We work to eliminate avoidable blindness and help bring about equality for people with disabilities. In other words, we:

  • Help blind people to see
  • Prevent others from going blind unnecessarily
  • Support people to live independently if their sight loss can’t be undone

The reasons behind avoidable blindness run deeper than the eye diseases that cause them. They result from – and lead to – poverty, and are often accompanied by social exclusion and early death. So, instead of slapping a sticking-plaster on the problem, we work to ensure that people who are visually impaired or blind have access to preventive, curative and rehabilitative services without financial hardship.

Our approach

Ngo For Education

Support equality

We support local organisations, governments and schools to train specialist teaching staff. Every year we supply low vision aids like glasses, braille kits and learning tools to people who need them, and educate communities to eliminate the stigma around visual impairment and blindness. We also support people who are visually impaired or blind to get an education, earn an income and live independently.

Blind Education

Campaign for change

We work to influence governments, local organisations and businesses to strengthen the systems needed to solve problems that cause avoidable blindness, including those which most of us take for granted – like access to clean water and sanitation. We campaign to extend the outreach of preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to areas where they don’t exist, and help ensure that timely support is provided to people who need it.

Education For Blind Children

Prevent blindness and restoring sight

We promote eye health by supporting our partners to conduct millions of eye examinations every year. We refer people for eye treatment and eye operations; distribute medicines to prevent blindness; fund eye operations for people who need them, and train eye care workers and surgeons to enable them to help people who are blind or visually impaired.

 

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News

Sightsavers with the support of Baxter inaugurates an all-girls school eye health programme in Howrah

21 May 2018

rah Jogesh Chandra Girls’ School, West Bengal. The programme subsequently will be implemented in the Howrah District of West Bengal. Although, Howrah is adjacent to Kolkata, the developmental indicators are still far below the national average.

Sightsavers with the support of Baxter inaugurates an all-girls school eye health programme in Howrah

21 May 2018

Taking a step towards empowering the girl child, Sightsavers with the support of Baxter and in collaboration with Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre inaugurated its Vidyajyoti All Girls’ School Eye Health Programme at How Continue reading

Inauguration of Shahbad Dairy Vision Centre in New Delhi

12 April 2018

Sightsavers in association with Baxter India and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital launched a new Vision Centre under its Urban Eye Health Programme in Shahbad Dairy, New Delhi. Continue reading

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Sightsavers bags the prestigious HCL Grant 2018 for Education from Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh, contesting more than 3,000 NGOs in India

14 March 2018

Sightsavers has been running its Inclusive Education Programme in five states of India to mainstream visually impaired and blind children into the existing education system. At a power packed ceremony at the HCL campus in Delhi-NC Continue reading

Baxter India and Sightsavers Launch Vision Centre to Improve Eye Health Services for Delhi NCR Slum Dwellers

19 January 2018

Baxter India, a leader in health care and Sightsavers, a global development organisation that has been working in India since 1966 to eliminate avoidable blindness opened their first vision centre in Delhi at Tahirpur village, New Continue reading

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