Now that we are in our second half of our Global Reach donation journey I wanted to summarize our sucesses this year. We have completed seven programs this first month.
Four Eye Programs -Low vision- we again worked with Hari Thapa to identify and correct low vision cases with special lenses, small hand-held telescopes and magnification devices from the Lumbini Eye Institute. -The School Screening Program from the Bhratpur Eye Hospital will examine the eyes of 7-8000 school children this year in the remote areas of Chitwan province. - Butwal Lions Hospital received our second year donation for 100 to 110 pair of new glasses for destitute children. - Eye medicines will be given free of cost to patients at the Remote Eye Camp programs at the Himalayas Eye Hospital in Pokhara. Surgeons and hospital personnel travel for days to provide eye care to these remote areas.
- Two blind homes, one at Pyuthan with 10 children and the other at the Santi Blind school with 27 children, were provided with braille paper, fluorescent lighting for low-vision children, clothing and bedding, food items and day to day necessities for our 5th year
- Mina Devi's Orphanage with 14 children in two rented rooms was given our $500 gift for school supplies and other items for the 4th year. A five room home is being built for her by a local Nepalese business organization.
We don't do this alone. So many persons here in Nepal and at home have helped us do this work. I want to thank one and all.
It has rained steadily for two days now. Pools of water and mud are everywhere, the temperature is between 50-55 degrees with no heating and there is six hours of electric a day but i would not trade the joy of doing this work for anything.
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