Save 50,000 Pakistani children from blindness

 
$2,253
$47,247
Raised
Remaining

CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT

October, 2013 - December, 2013

 

The Mobile School Screening Project team of Khyber Eye Foundation visiting various government schools in out skirts of Peshawar, mostly in those areas where no eye care facilities are available for poor students. Finding the refractive errors in poor students at a very early stage and issuing them glasses free of cost in really commendable.

 

            Refractive errors can be easily diagnosed and measured through a simple and cost effective sight test and corrected with providing a pair of spectacles to attain normal vision. Refraction and spectacle correction is among the most cost effective intervention in eye-care yet millions of people do not have access to this treatment. The Mobile School Screening Project team, bringing smiles on the faces of students and changing their lives.

 THE STORY OF A GIRL IN HER OWN WORDS WHO HAD A REFRECTIVE ERROR, AND HOW HER LIFE CHANGED AFTER VISITING THE MOBILE SCHOOL SCREENING PROJECT TEAM TO HER SCHOOL.

 Miss Huma was in class 9th when Khyber Eye Foundation team visited her school, Government Girls High School Landi Arbab a rural area on the out skirts of Peshawar. I couldn’t read the writing on the blackboard sine grade 7th and had to ask my friend Miss. Amna sitting next to me what the teacher wrote, every time Amna told the school vision screening team. When examined by the refractionist, she was diagnosed with severe refractive errors in both eyes: VA in Right Eye being 6/36 while that in Left Eye being 6/60. Like many of her other school mates, she was given free of cost glasses and can now see the writing on the blackboard perfectly fine. The school vision screening team paid a follow up visit to meet Amna and others who were given glasses a year ago. Aman was wearing the glasses and couldn’t stop smiling. “I used to think that my eyes are like that and I have to live with it. But now with these glasses I can read what the teacher writes on the blackboard and am able to take notes on my copy. I am a better student than before.” Amna is one of the 118148 children 2 who were screenined for eye health including refractive errors in Peshawar, Pakistan by Khyber Eye Foundation Hospital.   

 

            Khyber Eye Foundation request our donors to continue support our project and donate maximum so that poor school going children are benefited and can be issued with glasses / medicines free of cost.

 

 

 

CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT

JULY, 2013 TO SEPTEMBER, 2013

 

 

The Mobile School Screening Project team of Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital worked with dedication putting their concerted effort to find out maximum school going children with refractive errors at a very early stage. The Mobile School Screening Team visit various school in outs skirts of Peshawar, so that maximum small / poor children are benefited. During the entire period the project team found out  456 children with refractive errors and issued them glasses free of cost, so that eye related problem is not aggravated. The Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital also established free eye camps outs skirts of Peshawar and surrounding areas. Where eye care facilities were not available.

  1. Kohat
  2. Manshehra
  3. Pabbi
  4. Mardan
  5. Swabi
  6. Swat
  7. Haripur
  8. Abbottabad

 

During the above camps the patients were given medicine and glasses free of cost and those patients who had cataract problem were referred to Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital for operation where, they were operated free of cost. During free eye camps stress was given to children and women.

 

During visit to various schools the team screened 7236 children for refractive errors and issued spectacles to 495 students free of cost worth of $ 1085 and medicine worth of $ 1424.

 

 

 

Funding Information

 

Raised                                                   $ 1,570

 

Remaining                                           $ 47,930

 

 

 

Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital is very thankful to its donors who are contributing towards this noble cause. This  hospital and our team will continue in eradicating blindness for the poor people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa specially in children

CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT

April, 2013- June, 2013

The Mobile School Screening team continued their mission, finding refractive errors in Schools going children. The schools of this province are closed due to summer vacations, whereas the religions seminaries are open during summer. This time Mobile School Screening team visited various religious seminaries, where small children are given religious training. Due to continues reciting of HOLY QURAN, the small children develop refractive error at a very early stage. Apart from this, Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital established free eye camps in following areas where eye care facilities are not available.

  • Swat                (Malakand Division)
  • Wat Paga
  • Out skirt of Peshawar
  • Village Chamkani
  • Nowshera
  • Village Pabbi

During the above camp the patients were given medicines and glasses free of cost. Stress was given to the children so that their refractive errors can be found at a very early stage and serious cases can be referred to hospital for further treatment.

During the visit to various schools / religious seminaries, the team screened 6435 children for refractive error, and issued spectacles to 394 students free of cost worth of $ 985 and medicines worth of $ 1545.

FUNDING INFORMATION

Raised                        1570 $

Remaining                 47930 $

Khyber Eye Foundation hospital is very thankful to its donors who are contributing towards this noble cause. This hospital and our team will continue in eradicating blindness for the poor people of Khyber Pakhunkhwa especially in children.

CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT

February, 2013- April, 2013

 

The project of Mobile School Screening is running very successfully. The project team really putting lot of effort to find out refractive errors in school going children. During free eye camps in out skirts of Peshawar i.e in villages / small towns. The stress was given to children and women. The teams effort to find out the refractive errors in a school going children at a very early stage, thus to protect them from early blindness is really appreciable and Allah will definitely reward them for this noble cause. The team of Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital established eye camp in following areas.

  • Malakand (Swat)
  • Wat Paga
  • Chamkani
  • Haripur
  • Mansehra
  • Nowshera
  • Swabi
  • Charsadda
  • Kohat
  • Mardan

 

The Mobile School Screening team established 3 days special camp in Islamabad for the orphans children came there from all over Pakistan. During the camp 540 children were screened for refractive error, and 88 children with various eye deceases were also given medicines free of cost.

 

During the period the Mobile School Screening Project team carried out teacher’s training of various schools and screened 9200 school going children and issued spectacles to 4100 students free of cost. The hospital also provided free medicines worth of $ 17150/- to poor patients. The team issued spectacles to 4100/- students free of cost worth of $ 1240.

 

 

FUNDING INFORMATION

 

Raised                        1,520 $

 

Remaining                 47980 $

 

 

Khyber Eye Foundation hospital is very thankful to its donors who are contributing towards this noble cause. This hospital and our team will continue in eradicating blindness for the poor people of Khyber Pakhunkhwa specially in children.

CURRENT PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT 

November, 2012- January, 2013

 

The Mobile School Screening project team of this hospital continued their efforts to find out refractive errors among the school going children. The project team’s efforts to find out refractive errors at a very early stage is really appreciable. This time maximum schools were covered at the out skirts of Peshawar and specially the schools in small villages / towns. This hospital continued establishing free eye camps, so that eye care facilities are provided to the poor people at their door step. During free eye camps, special attention was given to women and children. The free eye camp team visited following villages / town.

 

 

  • Jalozai            (Swabi)
  • Mardan
  • Shabqadar
  • Malakand      (Swat)
  • Mansehra
  • Nowshera
  • Shah Dhand   (Peshawar)
  • Charsadda

 

The Mobile Schools Screening Project Team was very successful in teacher’s training of various schools and also screened 98001 schools going children and issued spectacles to 5218 students free of cost. During the period 208 students were referred to various hospitals for further treatment. This hospital team provided free medicines worth of 19250 US dollars to poor patients. The team issued spectacles to 5218 students free of cost, worth of 1445 US dollars. This Hospital also performed 925 cataract surgeries free of cost.

 

 

FUNDING INFORMATION

 

Raised                        1450 $

 

Remaining                 48550 $

 

 

Khyber Eye Foundation, Hospital is very thankful to his donors who are contributing towards this noble cause. This hospital and our team will continue to find out refractive errors in school going children at a very early stage and also provide eye care facilities to the poor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and their door step.

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Organization

KHYBER EYE FOUNDATION

Peshawar City, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
http://www.kefpk.org

Project Leader

Syed Khalid Mahmood

Peshawar, Pakistan

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