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 Children  India Project #26675

Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India

by Project Prakash Foundation
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India
Bring Sight to Blind Children in Rural India

Summary

Project Prakash (www.projectprakash.org) will continue its mission of providing free life-changing sight surgeries to children in some of the poorest villages of India. Over the years, Project Prakash has screened more than 40,000 children and provided more than 500 surgeries to children.

$15,000
total goal
$8,053
remaining
52
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

India shoulders the greatest burden of the planet's 1.3 million blind children in developing countries. Most children stay untreated due to scant medical facilities and the belief that beyond the first few years, interventions are futile. An estimated 200,000 to 700,000 people are affected.

Solution

Project Prakash has been working since 2005 at the very grassroots of India, in hundreds of villages, connecting children to the most sophisticated treatment available and building awareness of treatable and preventable blindness. Prakash provides sight treatment free of cost at Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital in Delhi, ensuring the highest standards of care and science.

Long-Term Impact

Lack of treatment has devastating consequences. Over 90% of the affected children are unable to obtain an education and fewer than 50% survive to adulthood. More than 80% are unemployed as adults. For blind girls, the outlook is even more dire. 75% of girls with disabilities suffer physical or sexual abuse.

Resources

http:/​/​www.projectprakash.org
Project Prakash Co-founder Dr. Pawan Sinha At TED
The Dalai Lama Endorses Project Prakash

Organization Information

Project Prakash Foundation

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @projectpraksh
Project Leader:
Pawan Sinha
Founder
Cambridge, MA United States

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