Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Page closed

This page is now closed. Take a look at other inspiring pages on JustGiving

Closed 06/07/2021

raised of £8,000 target by 0 supporters

    Weʼve raised £0 to Arclight Ophthalmoscope in India and Nepal, empowering midwives to join the fight against preventable blindness.

    Closed on Tuesday, 6th July 2021

    Don't have time to donate right now?


    Hello ! My name is Hugo and I'm a medical student studying in Scotland.

    Over an 8-month medical motorcycle expedition, I will travel to almost every region of India and Nepal to distribute the Arclight Ophtalmoscope - a new low-cost and solar powered device with a major role to play in eliminating preventable blindness worldwide.

    India is the country most affected by preventable blindness. It is home to 40% of all those without sight, 240,000 of which are children. The project I have developed will focus on distributing the Arclight to areas of greatest need, and, importantly, training will be delivered to midwives in how to use it for post-natal screening. Proper examination of the eyes is standard practice in the UK but is often omitted in India due to lack of affordable equipment. Giving this amazing device along with the appropriate training will be a simple but important addition to their skillset - empowering them to join the fight against preventable blindness and reducing the number of children starting life without sight.

    80% of blindness can be cured or prevented, but this fact is sadly only actualised by those fortunate enough to have access to healthcare.

    If you feel like helping me deliver on this project then any donation would be so appreciated. A full breakdown of the expedition budget is available and I will gladly answer any questions that you have - just send me a message.

    More detail about the project can be found at my website Arclight India



    Hugo Alexander Jobst

    Updates appear here

      3 years ago

      Hugo Alexander Jobst started crowdfunding

      Leave a message of support

      Page last updated on: 3/8/2021 06.33



        What is crowdfunding?

        Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

        The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

        Great people make things happen

        Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

        Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

        About Crowdfunding
        About the fundraiser
        Hugo Alexander Jobst

        Hugo Alexander Jobst


        Hugo is a medical student studying at the University of Glasgow. He graduated from the University of St Andrews with a First Class degree in medicine. He is working with doctors at Arclight project to bring the Arclight ophthalmoscope to India with this project.

        Report this Page