Dec 29, 2020

Year 2020 Ends with Good News

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from Blind People's Association.

We are witnessing a pandemic, the proportions of which, have never been seen in this world.  The feeling of helplessness, anxiety and uncertainty looms large… 

 Amidst the gloom, our organization proved that it has the gumption to keep on working in the Corona crisis.  We did not stop our work or close the institute but continued as a relief organization in helping people in these times of need.  We made and distributed one lakh masks free of charge in our bid to prevent the increase of infection.  We distributed 36000 ration kits to people with disabilities who had lost jobs, small trading to survive.  We also distributed the kits to poor patients who had been operated BPA Bareja Eye Hospital. The hospital staff visited the villages and provided the ration kits at the doorstep. 

We are happy to share that when the hospital services were resumed especially operations started conducted, poor patients feel so happy. They have been waiting for cataract surgeries and other eye-related treatment. They have also affected adversely with the lockdown, mainly the daily wage labourers. They did not have the fund for eye surgery. 

Mr Ashwin came to BPA'S Porecha Eye Hospital on June 2020 with a complaint of pain, redness and no vision in the left eye. On detailed assessment, and examination, it was confirmed that some dust and insect fall in the left eye. On detailed examination, perforated corneal ulcer with a flat anterior chamber was diagnosed. Due to poor financial conditions, and he can not afford high-cost surgery. BPA Bareja eye hospital approached to various eye banks for cornea tissue, but it was not available due to covid 19 conditions. The patient was advised glue and bandage contact lens to reform the AC and to provide him some time so that Keratoplasty can be done later on. Finally, after 3 months, the perforation got healed and cornea opacity developed.

We performed Optical Keratoplasty with the help Drishti Daan Eye Bank, Bhubaneswar from where we got good quality of optical tissue for keratoplasty. He is happy with the restoration of vision as this young boy can perform his day to day activities.

We are happy to share with you that during the year 2020, we have conducted more than 8000 cataract surgeries and 98 Keratoplasty surgeries. More than 1,50,000 have been provided with eye-related treatment and glasses.

It is an honour and recognition to the hospital that Japanese Consulate had supported the hospital in setting up Retina unit by providing OCT and SLT Machines. It was love from People of Japan.  The Vice Counsel General OF JAPAN, MUMBAI In The Presence of On 4th Of November 2020 At Porecha Eye Hospital, Bareja.

The year is about to end, and we wish the upcoming year 2021 will be Corona Free Year. We will all have beautiful l, healthy, and peaceful life. We wish you a very Happy New Year 2021. 

Our plan for the year 2021 is to start our eye services in Rajasthan. We also want to set up a multi eye care speciality hospital in Vatrak which is a tribal area. We also wish to do eye care campaign for school students. 

We look forward to your sustained support and cooperation. Together we can serve more. 

 

Thanking you

Mr.Michio Harada, Consulate of Japan at BPA Bareja
Mr.Michio Harada, Consulate of Japan at BPA Bareja
Patients Travelling back after Surgery
Patients Travelling back after Surgery
Patient after surgery
Patient after surgery

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Dec 1, 2020

Stop Hunger : Food Program for disabled people

Ration Kit
Ration Kit

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from India!!

I hope this progress report finds you in Good Health and Safe. We are very thankful to you for your wonderful contribution for Stop Hunger Project. We are very glad to inform you that the project has very good progress, and we were able to reach out 535 families of people with disabilities who are very badly affected by Covid 19 pandemic, and lockdown. These families are so happy to receive such wonderful gifts from you that helped them to survive in such a difficult time. 

We are very glad to share feedback received from the people who received Dry Ration Kits under Stop Hunger Project. 

  1. “I am so happy to receive this grocery kit from Smile Foundation and S&P Global Foundation. It is really very good support to my family in the crisis time”- Mr Virendra Gildar, Person with Mental Illness.

  2. “I am a widow, and having a daughter (deaf & blind), it is a very tough time for us. I am the sole earner in the family, this Covid 19 made our life very difficult. I had lost all hope for survival as the lockdown did not allow me to go out, the team of Blind People's Association were angle to me and provided Dry Ration Kit at the doorstep. It was certainly magic for me. I am very thankful to donors who did not know but supported me. They are always in my prayer. Bhavika Thakor, Mother.

  3. “We have never thought that people would come to us, and support us. Being a disabled person, I have been confined to home from the first lockdown. I have no earning, living on others mercy. This grocery kit support not only helped us to survive but I have regained faith in God through People like you” Ms Raziaben, a woman with physical impairment, Dholka Village.

Your support is really a protection of human rights, and service to God. This has helped people survive with this program and stopped them begging. We wish to scale up this program up to 1000 people, and also wish to continue to support existing beneficiaries. Your small and regular contribution every month will help us to provide sustained support. I kindly request you to celebrate this Christmas by giving Joys and Smiles to these people. You are real Santa to these people.

 

Thanking you

Women with disability receive a kit
Women with disability receive a kit
Rural Reachout
Rural Reachout
Poor People are looked after
Poor People are looked after
News Coverage
News Coverage
Nov 12, 2020

Virtual Education to Students with Visual Impairment

Mobile Phone Distribution
Mobile Phone Distribution

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings!!

We wish and pray that you all are safe and having good health. As you know this pandemic has affected a lot to the education of children with disabilities. Students with visual impairment can not access virtual education due to the unavailability of accessible mobile phones. They were having feelings that they are excluded and not giving enough importance to their education. The project team identified such problem and decided to provide smartphones to such needy poor students for their educational purposes. 

We have identified 179 such students with a visual impairment from Gujarat and started providing smartphones under this project. Till date, 47 students have already been provided smartphones, and they can access education facilities easily. 

We request you to provide such support to provide smartphones to other needy poor students, hence they can continue their education in this pandemic. 

 

We wish you a very Happy Diwali in advance. 

 

Thanking you

 

With Best Wishes

Students with Visual Impairment
Students with Visual Impairment
 
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