PRESIDENT’S THEME PROJECT
PROJECT DRISHYAM – BE THE LIGHT IN A DARK WORLD
Today 35 Million people in this world are sight impaired and 12 million are totally blind. The most disturbing factor is that 1/3 of the world’s population are suffering in darkness because of lack of adequate medical intervention.
Of this 1/4 live in our country and 80% of them are curable or preventable conditions.
Project Drishyam is the President’s theme project for the year and will work for eye care for people in need and who are below the poverty line. Project Drishyam will have a three-fold approach towards restoring the light:
- AWARENESS: to build awareness about preventive and treatment methods through various campaigns.
Besides general educational camps, we will also look to set up a Talking Book Library to help improve awareness and knowledge of the visually impaired citizens. Audiobooks and Braille Books will be provided across a range of subjects.
Eye Donation, I-Pledge campaigns for donating eyes, busting myths related to eye donations etc. through awareness campaigns.
- CURATIVE: to provide curative Ophthalmological care through non-surgical and surgical procedures.
Project Drishyam will work towards freedom from preventable blindness. Cataract being the leading cause of blindness in India, and this year Ladies Circle India will work towards eradicating this condition. Circles will partner, with eye hospitals and provide them with partial funding opportunities to perform free cataract surgeries.
- REHABILITATION: to ensure rehabilitation for people who are visually impaired and provide vision rehabilitation material to assist their livelihoods such as Braille aids, walking sticks, etc in schools and homes that support visually impaired children and adults.
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