Weʼve raised £852 to support 200 children who have never had the opportunity of an eye test and train teachers and monks to hold eye tests in their community.
- Kurunegala, North Western Province, Sri Lanka
- Funded on Monday, 9th October 2017
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Children in this rural community do not receive free eye tests during anytime in their school life.
From recent successful eye camps run in every five hundred people fourteen people have been identified with cataracts with several now operated on with a small majority diagnosed blind. Another eye camp for up to 150 people is occuring August for people over the age of 15.
Educating the children with the impact of diet, diabetes, sunlight and eye health will protect many children for the future.
Short term aims. An eye camp for children up to 15 years of age to be put into action for the 200 children who live in this community September 2017.
Medium term aims: The Beacon Centre (a registered charity for the visually impaired in the UK) are kindly supporting the Senehasa Foundation (a registered charity in Sri Lanka run by Buddhist monks) with relevant eye charts, colour guidance and training. To carry this project out successfully, we require your support to be able to offer the prescriptions required for children who are identified for vision spectacles.
For every £5 donated this gives a prescription with spectacles to one child. This worthy project will help protect generations for the future, support community empowerment and make a positive impact on individuals and families with early diagnosis of vision problems.
For those who have had eye problems as a child they will know the difference early intervention can make on their life and the problems it may have led to if not diagnosed and treated.
Help us to make that difference, your kindness does make a difference to so many.
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Oct 8, 2017
Table sale from old house RF cash paid.
Oct 8, 2017
Amazing team work with donated items from Medini and Kens late mother Mary, Lucy, Maria and the school we managed to raise a significant amount to help another 31 children have eye sight tests today.
Sep 24, 2017
Wow great support from so many today with donated items for the car boot today from Parents, Sister, Lucy, Mike, Freda and Maria.
Sep 19, 2017
I have been really fortunate to have wonderful people support me through this week and just a little back to help others in return.
Sep 12, 2017
Thank you so much for my mum in donating £25 and Freda and Trevor an additional £13 in sponsors for the walk. Cash paid.
Sep 10, 2017
Thanks so much Lucy, Mike, Trevor and Freda for collecting in sponsors to and for people who added donations today whilst we were walking to support this such worthy cause.
Sep 3, 2017
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Kurunegala, North Western Province, Sri Lanka
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