Sightsavers- Saving Sight, Saving lives

Partnering up with Sightsavers, the Ugandan government has been taking some very exciting approaches to help people in need. For years, many people have lived in fear of not being able to get help that they or their family desperately need. With this problem in mind, Sightsavers opened in Kampala in 1994 with the intentions of helping as many people as possible. They started their journey by launching a program that helps children who are visually impaired get along easier with everyday life. This task included doing chores, learning how to cook and getting a proper education. The end result was so amazing that they were able to continue helping people of all ages throughout the years. Now, they are on a mission to help men and women aging 65 and above receive free Eye exams along with further eye care in Uganda. People in this age range are most at risk for serious eye issues and they can get their eyes tested for free which is a huge step in the right direction. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust’s Trachoma Initiative helps fund this project with Sightsavers and is excited to see how much of an impact their efforts will make in the upcoming years. Knowing that people are in need of immediate help, Sightsavers is a non-profit that is truly on a mission to help make eye diseases like Trachoma and cataracts cease to exist. With better care for their eyes, at literally no cost to them, they will be able to live an extraordinary life full of surprises that they possibly couldn’t before. Every single day is a new opportunity to help change someone’s future. So, thanks to programs like Sightsavers and CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Community Health), saving just one person’s sight means saving another person’s life.

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