Help eliminate avoidable blindness with "Sightsavers"
You can help Sightsavers and their partners eliminate avoidable blindness
There are 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired- 80% of this is treatable and preventable. Of these 285 million people, 39 million are blind, and 90% of people who are blind or visually impaired live in developing countries. In Africa, less than 10% of blind or visually impaired people participate equally in society.
How you help
$5 from your purchase of one of these shirts goes back to Sightsavers nonprofit organization, and enable their local partners in developing countries to provide vital eye care and support to those who need it most:
– Prevent, treat and cure those at risk of blindness
– Provide sight-restoring cataract operations
– Train people to deliver primary eye care to diagnose and treat eye problems
– Administer treatments to protect against neglected tropical diseases
– Provide eye examinations and prescribe glasses
– Work with the blind and visually impaired to promote equal rights and opportunities
About the shirt
T-shirt designed by VIN AND OMI are 100% made of recycled plastic bottles and is amazingly soft to the feel and good to the environment. Each shirt is made of 10-14 plastic bottles that were diverted from landfills.
Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. We are an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Sightsavers believe that no person should go blind unnecessarily, so we work to prevent, treat and cure avoidable blindness and promote eye health. We believe that people with a visual impairment should be able to develop their potential to the full, so we work with disabled people and others to promote equal rights and opportunities in the 34 countries that we work in.
Jan / 01 - Joy Naomi Shatu’s story - SightsaversNine-year-old Joy Naomi Sahtu attends ‘Comprehensive Primary School’ in Freetown, Sierra Leone where she lives with her family. Joy had been struggling at school and falling behind in her schoolwork which was impacting upon her education and caus... Read more...