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We believe that people with disabilities such as blindness or visual impairments have an equal right to achieve their full potential, just like everyone else. Most visually impaired or blind children are denied an opportunity to participate in mainstream education. They get isolated from other children, find it harder to participate in daily community activities and find employment. As a result, they are more vulnerable to poverty and abuse, and many of them even die early.

We work to change the attitudes of communities, schools and governments by ensuring they adopt socially inclusive policies towards people with disabilities so that they are treated with dignity and are not denied their rights to appropriate healthcare, education and income.

Social inclusion for people with disabilities like blindness or visual impairment means ensuring they get equal rights and face no discrimination, especially with regard to education, healthcare and income.

Sightsavers and social inclusion

We work to ensure that the government implements its obligations under international conventions towards people who are visually impaired or blind. Aside from healthcare support, we promote social inclusion through:

  • Rehabilitation
    We work to equip people who are visually impaired or blind with the skills (daily living, vocational training, etc.), tools and assistance they need to earn a living and lead an independent life.
  • Inclusive education
    • We help train specialist teachers to provide in- and out-of-class support to children who are visually impaired or blind.
    • We support schools with the technology, physical aids (educational materials in Braille; white canes, etc.) and tools such as low vision aids (glasses, magnifiers, etc.) to enable visually impaired and blind children to access the same information and opportunities as non-disabled children.

News

Inauguration of the Renovated Eye Hospital IN Kamakhyanagar

24 September 2018

ra on 20th September 2018. Sightsavers India East Director- Mr Sudipta Mohanty, Shri Akbar Mehfuz Alam- State Programme Manager at Sightsavers India,

Inauguration of the Renovated Eye Hospital IN Kamakhyanagar

24 September 2018

Kamakhyanagar, Dhenkanal, Odisha, 20/09/2018 – The renovated eye unit in Kamakhyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH), Dhenkanal, strengthened by Sightsavers was inaugurated by the Chief District Medical Officer Continue reading

Sightsavers launches its fourth Static Vision Centre under RAAHI in Ballabhgarh, Haryana.

17 September 2018

New Delhi, September 17, 2018: Sightsavers opened a new Vision Centre under the RAAHI- National Truckers’ Eye Health Programme in Transport Nagar Ballabhgarh, Haryana. RAAHI is designed to align with the Sightsavers global Uncor Continue reading

Sightsavers signs an MoU with Department of Health, Government of Bihar

04 September 2018

The State Health Society Bihar (SHSB) and Sightsavers India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI) in the State of Bihar. Continue reading

The five year long Sundarbans Eye Health project comes to an end

04 September 2018

On August 31st, 2018, Sightsavers India culminated its five yearlong Sundarbans Eye Health Project with Standard Chartered Bank. The report outlines 5 year progress of eye health project in the Sundarbans. The goal of the project Continue reading

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