Rehabilitating Life by Restoring Eyesights
Respected Supporters and Well Wishers Heartiest Greetings from NBJK!!
Non-availability & non-affordability are the main reasons why there is a lack of quality eye care in rural India. Many people who are blinded by treatable cataracts cannot reach hospitals or eye clinics for treatment. In many places, people who are blind think it is a matter of course. They don’t even realize that something can be done. The loss of sight can destroy a person's livelihood – or even life itself. We NBJK with all of your support helping these people by providing free cataract surgery at LNJP eye hospital. We are very grateful to share this project report among all of you who have supported the poor and deprived people of our community.
“Return to work with restored vision” A case of Mahendra
Mahendra, 56 is the poor blacksmith and is the main bread-earner in the family along with his son. He has one son and four daughters. All daughters are married. He lives with his son. A cataract developed in his eye so he was very worried as deteriorating vision meant he wouldn’t be able to earn a living or take care of himself and his family. Due to blindness, he had to stop all work shifting the entire burden of earning a livelihood to his son.
After surviving one year he joined LNJP eye camp organised by NBJK and underwent the surgery at LNJP eye hospital. His blurry vision became a thing of the past. He is now contributing to the family's income as before. Now he says,” I can't express my gratitude for being able to see again. Now I don't have to be dependent on anyone. I manage to do all my work on my own.” He and his family are very happy now. He is very thankful to Global Giving and Donors for their kind and generous support.
None of the operation work could happen without your generosity. People understand that their eyesight was restored because someone far away sent a generous gift. They say thank you with heartfelt emotion.
We thank you for your support that has made it possible for so many people to see again.
A Melodious Journey with the Children of Lord Buddha Home
Dear Supporters and Well Wishers Heartiest Greetings from Lord Buddha Home for Children!!
As all, we know that children are the best resources of the world. We are aware, of how much good deeds you do for our children. We have literally raised these children and every day we get to see and hear the tremendous changing and results in their daily lives.This is the result of the love, affection and care provided every day in their lives.
The activities recorded in this quarter are as follows.
Christmas Day and New Year Celebration: - Staff of LBHC, children and mothers arranged a meeting to celebrate Christmas Day. On 25th December children participated in so many sports like football, kabaddi and race. At night cultural programme had been organised with the help of the counsellor. The programme started with the cake cutting. Children participated in the programme. After the programme, everyone gathered for the dinner. Secretary of LBHC Satish and Ton (SKB member, Netherland) was also present there. Every one celebrated Christmas with huge enthusiasm and was very happy.
On 1st January all the children along with mothers and other staff went for the New Year Picnic. They went to visit Tilaiya Dam by bus. They had a great fun by playing singing games on the bus, taking special lunch and doing boating in the Dam. Everyone enjoyed a lot.
Enrolment of 3 children in Vocational Training Course: -3 Children of LBHC were enrolled in the vocational training institute for doing beautician, coral draw and ITI course as per their interest and choice. Counsellor visits the institute time to time to know the progress of children from their instructor/institute. A girl Puja was also doing beautician course but later she decided to complete her education so we again admitted her to the school as we help children to take the decision as per their interest.
The celebration of Republic Day: -Republic Day was celebrated on 26th January. It was started with flag hoisting and National Anthem. Children of LBHC prepared the speech and patriot songs for the programme. LBHC management and school teachers were also present in the programme. After the programme sweets were distributed among all the children. These types of programme create the feeling of patriotism.
There are so many activities like cleaning the campus, Yoga Practices, Fortnightly health check-up, donor visit, sports activities, parents meeting in school etc are going on the regular basis.
We all are doing our best to make their future better. So thank you very much for your interest in supporting Lord Buddha Home for Homeless/Orphan Children. We heavily rely on donations and are extremely grateful for the generous donations which we received.
The Joy of Sight, the Joy of Life
“The Joy of Sight, the Joy of Life” this title is really true without sight we cannot see this beautiful world. Even we are not able to do anything independently. So the healthy eyesight is very important to joy this life. In our community, society or country we see blindness due to cataract which is not good at all. People are getting blind due to poverty and lack of awareness. It is our duty to eradicate blindness due to cataract and bring as many people as possible from blindness to useful productive lives. We are very obliged to share this report with all of you who bring these people from darkness to light.
Munarwa is happy to regain her independence
MUNARWA was one of the victims of cataract. She is 88 years old simple lady. She belongs to village Chouparan, district Hazaribag. She has four sons and four daughters. All are married. Ten years ago she lost her husband in an accident. Anyhow she was living her life. After the death of her husband, all sons except her younger son began to live separately and denied to keep her in their houses.Now she lives with her younger son. He takes care of her. He works as a mechanic in a bike repairing shop and he is very poor.
Munarwa’s vision started to deteriorate and she was leading a miserable life for the past 2 years. Her daughter was recommended by well-wishers to get her to outreach camps being held by NBJK. In the camp, she was diagnosed with cataracts in the left eye. NBJK staff assured her for free surgery with the help of GlobalGiving and gave her date for the surgery. She went to the LNJP eye hospitals with her son and underwent the surgery. Now her vision is good. She takes care of grandchildren and domestic animals. She is very happy and very thankful to GlobalGiving and donors for their generous support.
Sarju is back to work
SARJU is 70 years old poor person lives in village Chouparan district Hazaribag. He is a scrap collector by profession and has a small scrap collection shop which is his sole source of livelihood. He has one son and two daughters. His all children are married. He lives with his son. His son works with him in the shop.
Maximum of the day Sarju collects scrap from village to village. But a few months ago, he began to experience reduced and blurred vision due to the development of cataract in his right eye. So he was facing problem in his work. His income was not nearly enough to be able to obtain treatment for his condition. One day he heard a mobile announcement about NBJK Hospital outreach camp. He attended the camp where the doctor identified his cataract and advised free surgery.
He underwent surgery at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital Hazaribag. The surgery allowed him to regain his vision and go back to running his business and earning a livelihood. He is very thankful to GlobalGiving and donor for the generosity and support.
With all of your kind and generous support, we are helping the underprivileged and poor people of our society and putting our efforts to bring back their eyesight. We are very thankful to all of you for helping us to make a positive difference.