1. Joy of Giving Week: Every year, 2nd to 8th October is celebrated as "Joy of Giving" week to promote sense of giving among the citizens. This event has been getting tremendous response from the developmental NGOs, Corporate and Donor Community. The N H Eye Hospital which has been implementing Seeing-is-Believing" promote Joy of Giving Sight during this week. The Project would launch this concept on 3rd October by organizing a mega camp as per following details:
Apart from various other activities, the Blind People's Association is running an eye hospital at Bareja for providing comprehensive services of eye health at completely free of cost or affordable cost.
As per estimates of National Program on Control of Blindness, 32 million people need to be operated to restored their vision. As per estimates of BPA, the backlog of eye surgeries in Ahmedabad alone is 20,000 surgeries. The BPA and Areez Khmbatta Benevolent Trust with the support of Cama Motors has launched a campaign "Save Sight Ahmedabad" with a target of performing 20,000 eye surgeries in the next 5 years.
As a part of this campaign, "Joy of Giving Sight" shall be celebrated on 5th October by organizing a mega eye surgeries camp for the poor slum dwellers of Ahmedabad. Last year, BPA promoted "Joy of Giving Sight" for 300 persons.
We invite all the volunteers, members of community and corporate to join us on this occasion
Time: October 2, 2013 from 9am to 2pmLocation: Bakra MandiStreet: RanipCity/Town: AhmedabadWebsite or Map: http://www.bpaindia.orgPhone: Mobile 09898456171, 09327547205Event Type: awareness, volunteeringOrganized By: Mr. Dharmendra Jena, Manager, Navalbhai Hiraba Eye Hospital, Bareja, Phone- 09898456171, 09327547205
Details of this event are available on URL: https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/progress-report/new.html
2. Success of Cataract Free Sabarkantha: A group of volunteers led by Mr. Vijay Shah of Ahmedabad, Mr. Ramesh Shah of USA and Mr. Rasik Shah of USA have decided to promote the concept of Cataract Free Sabarkantha. The group is organizing eye camps on every Sunday in different villages to identify cases for eye surgeries. Response so far is fantastic and in every camp, more than 100 persons requiring eye surgeries are identified. One of the main supporters of the campaign has made the following observation:
Dear All, We appreciate everyone's feelings to work for this noble work. Leadership of this work is with Friends of USA- Shri Rasikbhai P Shah, Shri Rameshbhai P Shah and Shri Rasikbhai M Shah. In India, we are managing Camp planning, coordination with BPA, local team, communication , Local Camp fund requirement . As we are extending to more places, there will be a challenge to manage our fund commitment . Its local or USA/outside. Let each one help by some contribution from self/ from friends. So far, we are reached only few friends of USA , as well local brothers and sisters. We are sure to manage required fund to meet our mission Cataract Free Sabarkantha, we look for strong support from INDIA based our leaders to spread message and be part of this noble work and help us to assure fund commitment.Vijay Shah
3. Expansion of Infrastructure: One retired teacher, Ms Vasantiben has extended support of US $ 65,000, Dr. Nitin Shah has extened support of US $ 40,000 and Life Insurance Corporation of India has also extended support of US $ 40,000 to construct additional 2 floors of the building to enhance capacity of the hospital from 50 beds to 100 beds. With this expansion, the project would be able to double its capacity for conducting eye surgeries. The exansion shall be completed by 3rd November, 2013.
Thanks to donors of GlobalGiving that this project is progressing very well. We request all the donors to extend their further support for enabling us to achieve our target of 15,000 surgeries every year.
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