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Jul 10, 2018

Expansion of Services under Seeing is Believing Project

Out Reach Camp
Out Reach Camp

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,


Greetings from BPA!!

We are very thankful to you for your generous support, cooperation that motivate us to reach out more and more people under seeing is believing program. Your faith and trust in your work encourages to take on new activities, new programs to restore the sight, or to prevent the blindness.

During the reporting quarter a total number of 2112 patients were undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, an unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 1822 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period 125 outreach programs has been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 8754 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 748 patients were identified as cataract and 568 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.  

Vision center is running in regular Basis at Vatrak hospital, Kalol Noor Mahamadi Charitable hospital, Modasa Annpurana Trust, Bhiloda and Bavla, which provided treatment to 2358 patients for various eye problems.

The program has made two significant achievements during the reporting period. I am happy to inform you that the program has expanded its services in Kucchh district known for its little desert area (known earthquake affected area). The high quality, modernized and highly equipped modular operation theatre was set up In Bhuj with the support of leading cooperate. Now, we can provide high quality eye related services to the people of Kucchh region at free of charge.

Secondly, the Vision Centre for poor people was set up in Ahmedabad. This vision center will do assessment, treatment and low vision training to the people of Ahmedabad Slum Area. The vision center will also provide free medicines and referrals for free cataract surgeries at our Bareja Eye Hospital.

The program has also given due importance to human resource development. As part of human resource development, the program has signed an agreement with KMM optometry and eye institute of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand for training and internship for Optomertry students at Bareja Eye Hospital- Bareja- Gujarat India. Till date 80 students have completed internship with Bareja Eye Hospital.

During the reporting period, 25 entrepreneur mentors from Malaysia in collaboration with IMS Asia, Malaysia and HRDF, Govt. Of Malaysia had visited our program and appreciated this low cost high quality eye care model.

Cataract fellowship program started in the hospital of which 7 ophthalmologist been enrolled for a period of three month.

Now, the program has plan to expand the services for Diabetic Ratinopathy and Childhood blindness.

We request you to continue your support, and spread a word with your friends, family members, and social media networks.

We also request you to visit our organization Blind People’s Association whenever you are happened to-be in India. We will be very happy to be your host. You are also welcome to visit our facebook page on following link

https://www.facebook.com/pg/bpaindia1/photos/?ref=page_internal

 

Thanking you

With Warm Regards

Bhushan Punani

Eye Camp
Eye Camp
New Operation Theater in Kucchh
New Operation Theater in Kucchh
Optometrist Internship Program
Optometrist Internship Program
Cataract Operated Patient
Cataract Operated Patient

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Jul 3, 2018

Smiling Faces; Imported Wheel chairs

MOU exchanged between BPA and Motivation UK
MOU exchanged between BPA and Motivation UK

Dear Donors and Well Wishers


Greetings!!

 

I am pleased to share first report of our project. I wish to inform you that Blind people’s association is one of the largest organizations working for peoples with disabilities in Gujarat. BPA believes in improving quality of lives of people with disabilities can live independent, can work and contribute in social, economic, personal life. To enable people with disabilities, to perform their role in society, require quality assistive device. For e.g people with visual impairment requires smart white can to walk independent. People who are polio suffers require good quality crutches, calipers and wheelchairs. People with hearing impairment require good quality digital hearing aids.

BPA is committed to provide good quality assistive devices to people with disabilities, which can enable them to perform their roles in society and improve quality of lives.

BPA has signed MOU with motivation UK for high quality customized wheel chairs to people with disabilities. This imitative would provide good quality wheel chairs to people with disabilities. These wheel chairs will be imported from United Kingdom and assembled in BPA. BPA has organized training programmed for their staff. The training has covered three components.

i)            Assessment of people with disabilities.

ii)           Understanding of imported wheel chairs.

iii)          How to assemble imported wheel chairs as per the assessment of people with disabilities.

The cost of wheelchairs is Rs. 20000 IRS. 307 US $. The motivation U.K will provide there wheelchairs at subsidized rates to BPA. BPA has committed to provide 750 such wheelchairs. The first three wheelchairs were distributed to people with disabilities in last two months. We are very thankful to donors and well wishers to support these wheel chairs. We request you to spared a word with your family members, friends and like minded people or other too for such wonderful cause. You are associated and motivated them to be part of it.

 Now, 497 people with disabilities are waiting for their turn. 

 

With Best Wishes


Dr. Bhushan Punani

New customised wheelchair for different terrain
New customised wheelchair for different terrain
Happy mother with son
Happy mother with son
Jun 8, 2018

Smiles of children with disabilities keeps motivating to walk miles

Examination
Examination

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from BPA!!

Our children with disabilities and non disabilities are very thankful to you for your generous support for their education and development. Since, the project is uploaded on GlobalGiving website, and the supports and funds received from kind donors like you, the project has made very good progress and able to set targets in the last 10 months. I am happy to inform you and share with you that we have now safe and drinking water facility for children with disabilities and non disabilities. This was the biggest achievement we had in the last four months. This will definitely help the children remain healthy and fit. It will prevent to spread water born diseases among the children. 

We have also initiated skilling program for mothers of poor children. Hence, these mothers can earn, and support to the family. The mothers were given 2 months training on stitching and tailoring work. At the end of the training program, they were given Sewing Machines without any charge. Now, they have started Sewing work, and also agreed to stitch school uniform for next year at very reasonable rates. 

Due to very hot summer, the school was continued in the morning shift, and students have appeared for the exams in the month of April. There was small farewell function organized for the students of standard 8th. The result was declared in the month of May, and all students have passed. 

The school teachers did home visit and interacted with parents for next year plan. The teachers also did the survey in nearby villages to identify more students with disabilities. During the survey work, the 29 children with intellectual disabilities were identified and enrolled for next academic year. 

The school vacation will end on 11th June 2018. 

 

It has been planned to have following facility in the school.

1. Computer Lab for students.

2. Sports equipments for the students.

3. Library for the students.

 

We will keep you updating and look forward your generous support and guidance. We request you visit our organization whenever you are happened to be in India. 

 

With Best Wishes

Farewell Party of Std 8th Students
Farewell Party of Std 8th Students
Examination of Children with Disabilities
Examination of Children with Disabilities
Mothers  completed Tailoring Course
Mothers completed Tailoring Course
 
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