Aug 22, 2018

A Call For Support

Kerala Flood Relief work by The Project Vision
Kerala Flood Relief work by The Project Vision

The call for support:

The situation in Kerala's Wayanad district is particularly grim due to the floods in the state. Many villages in the area are completely submerged in water and rescue and relief operation have been met with many hurdles due to poor connectivity and accessibility.

children and stranded families can be seen taking refuge at a school in the district, The whole village is submerged due to floods and rescue and relief work has been stepped-up to evacuate people stuck in the deluge.

Shanoop, a resident of vythiri, Wayanad District who is part of the project vision rescue team told, "Most of the villages close to rivers like those in Chaligadha, Palakolli, Padilambam, Neykuppa, Lakkidi-Perur, Mookuthi Kunnu, Panamaram, Cheriyamkolly, Chegadhi, Karapuzha are fully submerged. Residents of villages, which are partially submerged, haven’t been fully moved to the relief camps yet and are facing problems like food shortage due to accessibility. Relief camps have been set up across the district by the Scheduled Tribes Development Department and the village panchayat. Schools are used for camping the effected families and the good hardhearted families have welcomed them into their homes. While many others are in parts of the areas near the villages which aren’t submerged.

The Adivasi population in the region is close to 15 percent and they stay in ‘urus’, which are isolated and difficult to access. Still, some of them have been rescued while efforts are being made to reach the others. Large landslides are also regularly happening across the region, especially around Melmurry, Vythiri taluks the photos are also enclosed. Le

The health department is providing medical treatment and medicines along with the NGO’s are supporting these services. But due to restricted movement, we were facing difficulties both in rescue and relief; however, attempts are on to reach across the region.

Project vision as usual addressed the call by having its presence at wayand to support help in relief work and to continue work in rehabilitation. Founder George Kannanthanam and sibu George attended tsunami at cadalore and Nepal earthquake in the same manner.

Testimony from Naufal from the severely effected zone

Naufal, a resident from Melmurry, kurichiyarmala waynad, shared his disastrous story “ His dream of owning a house started at the age of 22 and he almost fulfilled it when he was 33 years, it was a long dream come true. He had invited his friends and family for the house warming ceremony and accompanied with a long time desire of owning a two-wheeler, which he accomplished during this occasion and he had parked it in the porch of his new house. He lives with his wife and two children’s. A stream shutters down his dream on 9th august, just two days before the house warming, came down the rocks and sand from above the hills of his house burying the house and the motor cycle into a heap of sand and rocks, which came down in the form of a landslide. He was not the only one but other six houses vanished with no traces in the disasters. We appeal to our supporters to extend your effortless support in addressing these “Naufal” and many others who have been a victim of Kerala Flood.

 

Eye Hospital

The resident and administration block was marked for construction, the commencement of civil work towards building the ground floor for the office and the first floor to conduct a one day camp and training is planned and the work is in progress. The ground floor was partially completed and the founder director Fr George Kannanthanam started residing at the rural camp for further development. The blessing of this new start was led by Rev Fr Peter D’souza and many of the well-wishers of project vision. We wish to complete the first phase by the end of this year and also to lay the foundation stone of the hospital block at the earliest possible days. All your support is requested to have this project take shape.

We thank all our supporters and contributors for having made this project a reality.

From the team of Project Vision

“Let Everyone See”

Flooded area... a ground study
Flooded area... a ground study
Contribution for flood relief
Contribution for flood relief
The Good Samaritan,Gikky Jacob giving water filter
The Good Samaritan,Gikky Jacob giving water filter
Selfless service by volunteers.....
Selfless service by volunteers.....
Distributing to the victim families....
Distributing to the victim families....
Naufal's dream scattered along with others...
Naufal's dream scattered along with others...
The beginning of a new hopes....
The beginning of a new hopes....
Blessing of a new start....
Blessing of a new start....

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Aug 13, 2018

Vision To All

Inauguration of a new movement
Inauguration of a new movement

Project Vision Inaugurates 3 Eye Collection centers in Waynad – Kerala, South India.

India has the largest number of blind persons in the world with 15 million of them. 20% of them could get sight through eye donations. But there were only 918 persons who donated eyes in Kerala in 2017. 

3rd July 2018, Shri Alphonse Kannanthanam, Union Minister for Tourism, Government of India, inaugurated the first Eye Collection Centres in Wayanad in a function at the Fathima Hospital, Kalapatta. The three eye centres for Wayanad are located at Fathima Mission Hospital, Kalpatta, Good Shepherd Hospital, Vythiri and St Martin’s Hospital, Ampalavayal. 

Mr. M.I. Shanavas MP, Mr Shasheedran MLA, District Panchayat President Smt K B Naseema, and Municipal Chairman, Smt Sanitha Jagatheesh participated in the program. 

Presiding over the function, Fr George Kannanthanam, founder of Project Vision said that Wayanad District for the first time, is getting an opportunity to donate eyes through the three eye collection centres. A phone number has been created for anyone to access this facility - 6235002244. (For Waynad only)

Mr Josy who volunteered to be trained for retrieval of eyes had undergone training for 3 months. Who will be available throughout the day and night for this service.

      

Eye Collection Drive in Churches of kerala.

Eye donation drive launched in Tellichery Diocese, Kerala as the annual project of Vincent De Paul Society - National President Dr Johnson handing over logo to Diocesan President Mr Babu in the presence of 700 members from 193 Conferences in their Ruby Jubilee function at Thaliparambu on 21st july 2018. Diocese of Alleppey from kerala has also joined this movement.

Department of Ayusha from the Govt of Karnataka Distribute Homeopathic Medicine for Schedule caste and schedule Tribe community.

300 people where given free medicine from the department of Ayusha of government of Karnataka organized by the The Project Vision volunteer groups in identifying the needy groups for distribution of the free medicines to the Andharahalli village and its surrounding on 3rd june 2018. The Government homeopathic medical college doctors helped us in providing a camp for physical examination and guiding them towards the usage of the health drink and the medicine.

 

A WORD OF GRATITUDE

We are highly encouraged to work on this mission with the funds that you've donated. Thanks for your generosity.

The Project Vision Team

Unveiling the curtain for the new vision....
Unveiling the curtain for the new vision....
volunteering unmatched service in a lifetime...
volunteering unmatched service in a lifetime...
Accepting a new start for a cause....
Accepting a new start for a cause....
Good news..........
Good news..........
A helping hand to the needy
A helping hand to the needy

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May 23, 2018

Lighting up the darkness

Give me the Sight.....(From the Global Blindwalk)
Give me the Sight.....(From the Global Blindwalk)

 

We thank you for your kind contribution for making the possibilities of working together on the Rural Eye Care Hospital plan of Project Vision.  

Our objective is to provide eye care for the people beyond Bangalore since the city has sufficient facilities for the same. We have based ourselves in place 100 kilometers away from Bangalore, in a remote area which also is the middle of Tumkur and Chikkaballapur districts. It is connected well and thus accessible. 

Our plan is to set up a base eye care facility which can be a hub for various programs that could be taken to different remote places of these two districts through camp approach. 

India has one third of worlds blind population - 15 million people. About 60% of the total population requires eye care facility as some time of life. This project's objective is to provide eye care facilities for the 10.5 million people living in the peripheries of Bangalore. Through a hospital and an outreach mobile unit, we plan to provide free eye care facilities to about 90,000 in three years.

We have obtained the permission from the Panchayat (local body) for the construction of the building. 

The hospital is conceived as a Sustainable venture. 50% of all population requires eye care services at some point of life. Thus, an eye hospital is a need for the community. While we will make the hospital financially accessible to the poor and needy, we will also charge the patients who are able to pay so that the system can be sustained. Thus, in three years’ time, the hospital would become self-sustainable.

Let Everyone See.

A dream of new hope....The Rural Eye Care Hospital
A dream of new hope....The Rural Eye Care Hospital
Approved plan of ground floor
Approved plan of ground floor
Hospital first floor plan
Hospital first floor plan
Plan sanction after legal approval
Plan sanction after legal approval
Administrative block
Administrative block
Planting of a life which gives comfort....
Planting of a life which gives comfort....

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