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Apr 9, 2018

Little Contribution for Major Impact on the lives

Restoring Sight, Restoring Faith
Restoring Sight, Restoring Faith

Dear Donor, Well Wishers

Easter Greetings!!

May the Christian spirit be with us in times of giving. 

Though you are so far away, we are touched by your generous support to our organization for two very life changing projects. With this support we are able to restore vision to more than 3000 people in Gujarat,  the projects have made very good progress in the past years. We have been able to bring qualitative change in the lives of people who can now see again.  

The sight saving project is in expansion mode, and have planned many activities like Vision Centers in remote areas, treatment for diabetes retinopathy, pediatric ophthalmology services.  

 

GlobalGiving will soon launch a campaign named “2018 Little by Little Campaign!” The highlights of the campaign is your small donations will be matched by Global Giving, and you  will be entitled for tax exemption if you donate in USA and UK. It runs from 09:00:01 EDT on  April 9th, to 23:59:59 , April 13th, 2018.

Major Highlights of the Campaign

  • There will be $50,000 in matching funds during the campaign, applied at 50% to all donations up to $50 USD per unique donor per project to eligible projects while funds last during the campaign. Donations will be matched based on the order in which they are received.
  •   There will be $3,000 in bonus prizes awarded to the five projects that raise the most funds: $1,000, $800, $600, $400, and $200. No organization can win more than one bonus prize.

    Projects must raise at least $3,000 from 30 unique donors to be eligible for bonus prizes.
  • GlobalGiving is a registered nonprofit charity in the United States and England and Wales. Donations made by eligible donors in the United States can be claimed as tax deductible contributions on United States tax returns. Donations made by eligible donors in the United Kingdom can claim Gift Aid (an extra 25% added to eligible donations by the UK Government) when they donate in GBP.
  • I request you to share the details of this campaign with your friends, family members, and motivate them to make contribution for cause that you have been promoting and supporting.

 We look forward your positive and motivating responses and obliged.

With Best Wishes

Mar 12, 2018

Smiling faces, educating children

Safe Drinking Water Facility in the School
Safe Drinking Water Facility in the School

Dear Donors, Well Wishers, and Friends of BPA.

Greetings from India!!

We wish you very Happy New Year 2018!!! This is the first report of the year 2018.  We are very excited and happy to share progress report of Inclusive Schooling for Children with disabilities” Project.

You will be very happy to know that the project has very made significant achievements, and impact on Children with disabilities and non-disabilities.

Following major highlights will take you through school activities happened in the previous reporting year. Many of the activities were planned and organized first time due to your generous financial support.

  1. Academic Activities: The school academic was begun from 5th November 2017 after Diwali Vacation. We are glad to  report that there is 0% drop out this year after Diwali Vacation. The present strength of the school is 238 students, out of that 106 are girls, and 132 are boys. The girls ratio has been improved, and parents are ready to send their daughters to the school due to safe environment, sanitation facilities and most importantly very good education in the school without any cost.
  2. Celebration of Republic Day on 26th January 2018.

Indian Republic Day which is observed and celebrated every year on 26th January 2018. The Republic Day was celebrated in the school. The children with disabilities and without disabilities performed cultural and patriotic songs and dances. The students who participated were felicitated by token gifts.

  1. Excursion Visit of Students.

During the reporting period, very short excursion visit of the students and school teachers was organized. They visited very known place Junagadh in Gujarat. They climbed Girnar Rock (10,000 steps), visited very famous Asiatic Lions Sanctuary. This was the first time, these poor children came out of the village, and travelled such distance places along (without parents). They enjoyed and had lots of fun.

Science Fair:

It is very important to make children innovative and creative. To showcase their innovativeness, and creativity in the field of science, science fair was organized in the school. Nearby schools were also invited to participate in the science fair. The group of the students prepared two science model; Robotic Bridge, and sewage treatment system. Both projects were highly appreciated by the visitors. 

Celebration of Festivals

It is essential to give deeper understanding about festivals to the children. To give them better understanding about the festival, the school celebrates festivals in the school. This make the student understand importance of the festivals, why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated. It creates very joyful environment in the school. During the reporting period, Christmas, kite festival and Holi (festival of colours) festivals were celebrated.

 

We are very happy to share that school has set up safe drinking water facilities for the children. This facility is fully accessible to the children with/without disabilities. We achieve this milestone only because of your generous support and encouragement.

Plan of Action:

There will an annual examination in the month of April, and summer vacation will start from the month of May 2018. The teachers will do home visit of children with disabilities, and also identify new children with disabilities who are in age of school education, their parents will be motivated to send children to the school.

School has also planned to step small story book library and computer lab in the school, hence the students can develop reading habit, and can learn computer skills.

We look forward your heartfelt support, motivation, and handholding to provide quality education, and serving poor families who cannot afford education of their children with/without disabilities.  You are most welcome to visit the project whenever you are happened to be in India. We will very happy to show our organization and various activities of the organization.

 

Thanking you

Celebration of Holi Festival
Celebration of Holi Festival
Students got award in Science Fair
Students got award in Science Fair
Student Meeting
Student Meeting
Student participation in event
Student participation in event
Students enjoying Tour
Students enjoying Tour
Students Participation in Republic Day
Students Participation in Republic Day
Feb 20, 2018

Prevention of Blindness & Restoring Sight

Restoring Sight
Restoring Sight

Dear Donors, Well Wishers, and Friends of BPA.

Greetings from India!!

We wish you very Happy New Year 2018!!! This is the first report of the year 2018.  We are very excited and happy to share progress report “Seeing is Believing” Project. You will be very happy to know that the project has very made significant achievements.

1.Bhiloda- Vision Centre

The new vision centre has been set up in Bhiolda village of Sabarkantha district. This is first vision centre in remote area in tribal belt. Bhiloda is bordering village to Madhya Pradesh.  The vision centre would provide quality eye check-up services, after surgery follow up services, and reference for free cataract surgeries at BPA- Bareja Eye hospital. The vision centre had received very good response in the first camp. OPD (Outdoor Patient Registration) were 400 people, and 63 people were provided free cataract surgeries. Now “Seeing is Believing” has 6 Vision Centres in Gujarat.

  1. Vision Centre in Bavla- Ahmedabad District.
  2. Vision Centre in Kalol-  Ahmedabad District.
  3. Vision Centre in Bareja- Ahmedabad District.
  4. Vision Centre in Modasa- Sabarkantha District.
  5. Vision Centre in Vatrak -  Sabarkantha District.
  6. Vision Centre in Bhiloda-  Sabarkantha District.

2.New Endeavour in Bhuj- Kacchh District in Gujarat under “Seeing is Believing” project.

Kacchh is known as desert area of Gujarat, moreover, it was badly affected in earthquake in the year 2000. BPA has been working in the Bhuj from the day of earthquake. It is required to provide high quality eye care services to people at very reasonable cost, free of cost to poor people. With this intention, and objective, BPA has planned to set up ultra-modular operation theatre, and eye care services in Bhuj. The next report will carry the stories of new opening eye care units in Bhuj.


3. Cataract Free Sabarkantha-Ahmedabad Districts.

We are happy to share with you that two campaigns (Catract Free Sabarkantha District, and Catract Free Ahmedabad rural and slum areas) of “Seeing is Believing” has become very popular. These campaigns help to reduce backlog of cataract patients in these two locations.

4. Statistical information showing progress made during the reporting period.  

During   the reporting quarter a total number of 3247 patients were undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, An unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 2789 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period 341 outreach programs has been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 14589 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 1213 patients were identified as cataract and 974 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 3129 patients for various eye problems.

 Cataract fellowship program started in the hospital of which 13 ophthalmologist been enrolled for a period of three month.

13 optometrist from Uttrakhand has been continuing their final internship at the   hospital.

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2017-18

 (November- 2017 to January 2018)

Cataract                                                2789

AGS (Glaucoma)                                      42

Chelezion                                                  07

Keratoplasty                                              02

Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO)          348

Ptryrisium                                                  56

Squint                                                       03

Total                                                 3247

 Your supports and cooperation motivate us to to add more activities in the project. Thank you very much for beliving in us. We look forward your support, guidance and motivation.

 

With Warm Regards

Poor Patient getting free treatment
Poor Patient getting free treatment
Vision Centre in action
Vision Centre in action
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye Check up
Eye Check up
Getting ready for operation
Getting ready for operation

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