What we do

We work to eliminate avoidable blindness and help bring about equality for people with disabilities.

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Sightsavers is a global development organisation.

We have been working in India since 1966 to eliminate avoidable blindness and to ensure that people who are irreversibly blind are supported adequately to lead lives of independence and dignity. Sightsavers focusses on collaborating with various departments of the state governments to scale up operations for eye healthinclusive education and social inclusion – our three core areas of work. 

Our work

Eye health

Sightsavers ensures availability of affordable, quality eye health services in rural districts, urban slums and government schools. We focus on raising awareness about eye health, training health care workers, school teachers and community volunteers and strengthening their capacities.
Our work on eye health

Inclusive education

The key objective of our Inclusive Education Programme is to raise learning outcomes of Children with Visual Impairment (CVI) through mainstream education. On the ground, Sightsavers aims to promote a positive and enabling environment in schools, families as well as communities to support the holistic education of CVIs.
Our work on inclusive education

Social inclusion

Sightsavers's national social inclusion programme is being implemented in all the 8 priority states. The overall change statement of the programme is, “Persons with disabilities have equal right and opportunities in an inclusive environment”.
Our work on social inclusion

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Sightsavers India works in 13 states, extending eye services to the least served areas.

Where we work

People we have supported

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Kuldeep’s story

The Singh family’s youngest son, Kuldeep, had been blind from birth. Luckily he was able to receive a cataract operation to restore his sight.

Rajesh’s story

With a wife and two daughters, Rajesh was finding it difficult to fulfil the basic requirements of family life until he formed a self-help group.

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Sonali’s story

An accident while playing left Sonali, age 9, with a vision problem in her left eye until she attended a Sightsavers Eye Health camp.