(Pictured above: an Operation Eyesight-trained community health worker from India) In poverty-stricken areas of developing countries, women are often expected to assume traditional gender roles, looking after the household and raising children. They are often less respected than men. They have few opportunities to pursue education and a career. Even if they dream of a… Continue reading You are empowering women to transform their own communities!
Rathnamma and Venkitaraman have been each other’s support ever since they migrated to Bangalore, India to work as construction labourers. Despite 40 years of hard work, the couple was only able to accumulate a small amount of savings. And that savings was quickly used after Venkitaram’s sight faded, until he eventually went blind. Without his… Continue reading Together from Darkness to Light
We first told you about Majuli Island back in Spring 2014. Located in India’s remote state of Assam, it’s home to 168,000 people. Before Operation Eyesight launched a Hospital-Based Community Eye Health Program there in 2012, the island had no eye care at all. Thanks to a video documentary created by our Canadian intern Adrian… Continue reading Biannual checkup: Majuli Island
Last fall, world leaders adopted the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All of us in the eye health community have an important role to play in achieving these global goals, particularly goals 1 through 6. Read on to learn how Operation Eyesight’s work to eliminate avoidable… Continue reading Contributing to a sustainable future for all