Support Vision impaired Children in Africa

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa
Support Vision impaired Children in Africa

Summary

In South Africa around 3.5M children facing vision and hearing impairments and for a country facing intense poverty and inequality this is an issue that is predominantly affecting the poorer communities. Due to lack of funding or access to resources such as hearing aids, glasses or treatment centres, children are facing learning difficulties and are often bullied due to the lack of education and awareness around the issue. We aim to educate communities and provide resources to children in need.

$5,000
total goal
$4,658
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

1.5 million children are currently facing hearing impairments in South Africa. A further 2 million are subject to vision difficulties. Families are often unaware of their challenges making it hard to reach out for help or solutions. The stigma associated with any sort of impairment is another reason why families often don't ask for help or report it to the schools. Many families also lack the funding and access to resources to deal with the impairment, leaving children to struggle.

Solution

We will provide outreach programs through schools in rural and disadvantaged communities to test children for visions and hearing impairments. This will help us identify the students in need and build awareness with teachers and other key community leaders around the signs children with these disabilities will show, to ensure all children are receiving the correct help and assistance to boost their confidence and keep them on track with their education.

Long-Term Impact

Children that lack adequate vision and hearing, fall behind in school, often resulting in a lack of income and are also subject to bullying. By tackling the root cause of their learning difficulties, your donation will not only provide children with the ability to live life to the fullest but reduce inequalities they face on a daily basis and include them in the development process. This will reduce their dependence on their family, government and foreign aid and empower them economically.

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Organization Information

Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Leigh De Mink
London, London United Kingdom
$342 raised of $5,000 goal
 
6 donations
$4,658 to go
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