Restore Eyesight to Children in Africa

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Restore Eyesight to Children in Africa
Restore Eyesight to Children in Africa
Restore Eyesight to Children in Africa
Restore Eyesight to Children in Africa

Do you know the definition of impairment/blindness? 

Visual acuity (In the better seeing eye) is displayed like the following; 

6/6 - 6/18 - Considered 'normal'

6/18 - 6/60 - Considered to have a visual impairment

<6/60 - 3/60 - Considered to have a severe visual impairment

<3/60 - Considered blind (Which means they can be considered 'legally blind,' which at max the person under testing can see at six meters, that of what a 'normal sighted' person will at 60 meters.)

The extent of blindness in South Africa alone is 0,75%, and 80% of blindness is either preventable or able to treat with simple and inexpensive means.

In Africa, approximately 26.3 million people have some form of visual impairment with an esimate that 15.3% of the world's blindness lies in Africa. 

Did you know 80% of blind people live in rural areas? 

This is why we are on a mission to provide testing in schools and communities that lack access to healthcare. 

In a few weeks, we will be launching our first outreach day across a few selected schools in the local communities. After some basic testing, children that are identified will be sent for further testing at a Optometrist, something they would not be able to access and the lack of could lead to severe impairment down the road. 

We thank you for all your contributions so far, you've made this program possible! There is still so much more to do in the battle of visual impairment and we hope you'll join us along the way. 

Thanks again, 

 

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Introduction 

Poor vision is a clear barrier to education and employment, and most children and their families in the poorest areas of the world are often unaware of their difficulties. Because of little to no access to opticians and/or glasses, the most common global eye problem is uncorrected vision. 2.5 billion people, 80% of them in just 20 countries, need a simple pair of glasses.

Report 

We identify individuals in rural and disadvantaged communities across Africa and create a link with eye specialists to provide vision testing and necessary eye care, giving children in need a new chance at life, further promoting the health of the broader community. Screening by professionals will allow us to identify a child's individual need and training will be provided to the child and their family to ensure proper use and maintenance of the device. A donation of $10 provides one child with an eye test.

Thank you for your support

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Introduction 

A gift to this project is life-changing! Across South Africa, many parents and teachers are not equipped to identify hearing and vision impairments amongst children. Often these children go un-identified and fail their education leaving them stuck in the cycle of poverty..

Report 

1.5 million children under the age of 15 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. 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. A donation of $10 will fund an eye test for 2 students.

Thank you for your support 

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Introduction 

A gift to this project is life-changing! Across South Africa, many parents and teachers are not equipped to identify hearing and vision impairments amongst children. Often these children go un-identified and fail their education leaving them stuck in the cycle of poverty. 1.5 million children under the age of 15 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.

Report 

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. Just $10 will fund an eye test for 2 students.

Thank you for your support

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Introduction 

Across South Africa and Africa many parents and teachers are not equipped to identify hearing and vision impairment amongst children. Even when issues are declared, parents and schools lack the resources and funding to do adequate checks to be able to assist those suffering and provide glasses and hearing aids to those in need.

Report 

By providing rural and disadvantaged communities across Africa with an outreach program through the schools to test children for hearing and vision will help us identify the students in need and build awareness with teachers and other key community leaders of the initial signs a child will show that needs assistance with their hearing or vision. Just USD10 will provide eye tests for 2 children. We have managed to raise USD46 so far which enables us to provide tests for 8 children so far please help us to test more children.

Thank you for your support

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Carly Kruyer
Cape Town, South Africa
$530 raised of $20,000 goal
 
11 donations
$19,470 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust) has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.