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NGO for visually impaired||Sightsavers India


Sightsavers India is the leading NGO in providing services for blind people and serving people with special needs. Sightsavers is a non profitable organization which is working in India since 1966 for the prosperity of visually impaired people. This organization also focuses on providing good education and employment opportunities for the blind community. Since the birth of this NGO, the advancement of visually impaired community has been their core mission and our commitment and hard work make Sightsavers one of the best NGO in India. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: NGO for visually impaired||Sightsavers India

Transforming lives since 1966
Surveys state that India has the largest
visually-impaired population in the world. 75
of these visually-impaired cases could have been
prevented, had treatment been available to them
at affordable prices. Blindness is an important
cause and effect of poverty.
  • Sightsavers is a global non-profit organization
    (NGO) that operates in over 30 countries across
    the world.
  • It has been saving sights and changing lives in
    India since 1966, and has been counted among the
    top 10 NGOs in India.
  • Sightsavers has undertaken several initiatives to
    expand the reach of its eye-health services to
    regions across the least served parts of Indian
  • Their work in India has enabled thousands of
    people to lead their lives with freedom and

  • We aspire for a society where no one loses their
    vision because of lack of resources and everyone
    have proper healthcare.
  • We are working for an inclusive society where
    there are equal opportunities for all to reach
    their full potential and contribute for a better

Our Vision
  • To improve coverage and access to affordable,
    quality eye-health services across India.
  • To increase awareness and improve attitudes
    towards eye ailments with the vision of an
    inclusive society.
  • Help educate the vast number of children
    suffering from visual-impairment and make them
    active participants in the society.
  • Equip the visually-impaired with skills and
    assistance they need to earn a living and lead an
    independent life.

Our Objectives
  • We work towards prevention of avoidable blindness
    in the country.
  • Our work also aims at bringing social equality as
    well as inclusivity for people with disabilities.
  • Assist those who have incurable visual-impairment
    to live independently.
  • We ensure that people with visual-impairments
    have access to preventive, curative and
    rehabilitative programs without financial

What We Do
  • There are 8 million people in India suffering
    from blindness or some type of corneal disease
    and most of them live in the poorest sections of
    the country with no access to the basic health
    care facilities.
  • These unfortunate people live with this
    disability due to lack of finances or proper
    vision restoration clinics and hospitals.
  • The political body of India tends to ignore their
    plight for help as they dont form a huge vote
  • Lack of medication and trearment becomes both the
    cause and effect of blindness. It forms a vicious
    cycle that is hard to come out of until a hand of
    help is extended.

Causes of visual disability
  • Refractive error is an eye-ailment where
    light does not accurately focus onto the retina
    due to the shape of the eye. It results in an
    impaired vision and easily curable with
    eyeglasses, lenses and surgery.
  • Cataract is clouding of the eyes lens leading to
    a decrease in vision. It often develops slowly
    and can affect one or both the eyes. This can be
    treated with medication and surgery.

What Are We Up Against?
  • Glaucoma is a group of eye-diseases that results
    in damage to the optic nerve and can lead to
    vision loss. It can be prevented if the disease
    is recognized early
  • It may occur due to genetic mutations, birth
    defects, premature birth, nutritional
    deficiencies, infections, injuries, and other
    causes and in some cases it can be reversed.
  • It causes a roughening of the inner surface of
    the eyelids. This roughening can lead to pain,
    breakdown of the cornea and eventual blindness.
    It can be treated with antibiotics in early
    stages and with surgery to treat advance forms.

What Are We Up Against?
  • Your small contribution could change someones
    life. Raise your voice for people who do not get
  • Help us in our mission to transform the life of
    people who cannot afford to do it on their own.
    We need you!
  • Donate for our noble cause today! We need your
    invaluable support to carry out our work. Without
    it, we cease to exist.
  • Anyone can contribute by partnering up with us on
    our projects and initiatives. You can find out
    about our Partnership Policy in our website.

Help us illuminate someones life
  • Sightsavers works passionately to provide
    inclusive education and ensure that visually
    impaired or blind children are included in
    mainstream education. It is a crucial step
    towards eliminating poverty and social
  • Children born without disability should be made
    aware about the challenges our disabled community
    face so they can accept blind and visually
    impaired children from an early age and treat
    them as their equals.
  • Education allows the differently challenged
    person to live in a normal social environment.
    They no longer feel isolated and participate more
    actively in social activities throughout their

Benefits of education
  • Teachers and volunteers are being trained to
    advance the inclusion process so they can provide
    blind and visually impaired with skills.
  • We also provide right technology and physical
    aids like Braille books and white canes along
    with low vision devices provide greater
    independence to survive with dignity.
  • Sightsavers is a member of the Global Campaign
    for Education (GCE). It works with local
    regional partners to strengthen the development
    of national education in India so that free and
    inclusive education is available to all.

Means of Education
Social Inclusion
  • We believe that people with disabilities such
    as blindness or
  • Visual impairment must have equal rights to
    achieve their full
  • full potential.
  • There have been many improvements in the past
    due to the
  • work or Sightsavers in India. We want to
    continue this initiative
  • and provide access to the public and
    private services to the
  • disabled community.

  • Preventing blindness increases access to
    education, employment and prosperity, and enables
    greater participation in civil, social and
    political life.
  • Sightsavers supports inclusive education to
    ensures blind and visually impaired children are
    included in mainstream education. It is crucial
    to lift people out of poverty and help them
    participate in social activities on equal basis
    with other children.
  • 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. That is why we provide healthcare,
    rehabilitative and technological aids for their
    better survival.

Promotion of sight, inclusivity and equality
  • Vidya, a seventy year old mother was detected
    with cataract in both eyes. She had an all
    expenses paid surgery after which she was able to
    see. She is now preparing for a second surgery
    based on our doctors recommendation. She
    extends her gratitude to UAPF, Sightsavers and
    Mahadeo Singhvi Eye Hospital for helping her in
    seeing again.
  • Pushpalata is a 20-year old married woman with 6
    children and she is from UP. She was struggling
    to provide care and education to all her children
    with a low-income job of stitching. She was
    introduced to Viklang Kalyan, an initiative of
    Sightsavers. She received the skill development
    training from and now she heads Viklang Kalyan in
    Bhairopur. She provides trainings on stitching
    and designing which helps her earn a steady
    income that is enough for a good living.

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