Project Prakash: More Children Served, More Advancements
Over the last 11 months, Project Prakash has operated on more than 62 children, identified new areas in India in which to hold eye care camps and published papers in leading journals.
We are proud of these achievements, and even prouder to have you by our side.
Mission Meets Impact
Since the start of the Global Giving campaign, Project Prakash has screened more than 2,800 children from across India. Our team has conducted 30 eye care camps across the northern swaths of India where poverty is most acute. Through our screenings, we have met with families with multiple members suffering from bilateral cataracts. We have traveled into the interiors of north-central India to meet and counsel with families, who are faced with the difficult choice between food and healthcare.
Bottom line: We are holding more camps, screening more children and bringing them into the Prakash Center in Delhi for life-altering eye care and surgeries. The results are life-changing for them and life-affirming for us.
Furthering Our Understanding of Vision
Through the support of donors, Project Prakash also held its first symposium on vision at IIT-Delhi in January. The event attracted students, vision scientists and doctors interested in vision and Project Prakash.
Project Prakash earned 1st runner up prize for "Best Poster" Presentation at Vision 2020 13th Annual Conference in Raipur earlier this month.
Project Prakash has been active in vision research since its inception and continues to publish in the field.
Expanding Our Team
These advancements would not be possible without the support of a talented on-the-ground team in India.
Over the last year, Project Prakash made three key hires to further our mission. Support for their salaries comes from a different grant.
Over the next six months, our goal is to keep journeying into villages, slums and rural regions to identify, screen and operate on more children. We remain committed to excellence in research to ultimately share those findings with the world.
Thank you again for your support. Onward to 2018. We're glad you're with us.