Eye examinations change lives. Help Cambodia's poorest children see so they can succeed in school and reach their full potential. Without eye care they could face a lifetime of blindness and suffering.
Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia
About this project
Seva believes that everyone has the right to sight. Children are especially vulnerable because, unless they have focused, straight vision as early as possible, their sight won't develop properly and they could face a lifetime of blindness. Last year, Seva donors ensured that 7,284 children in Cambodia had their eyes examined. of these, 846 received glasses and 67 children were referred for eye surgery.
14,000 children in schools and orphanages in western Cambodia will receive free eye testing so that those who need glasses, eye surgery or other forms of follow-up care will get the treatment they needs so that their vision will develop properly and they can see to succeed in school and life. The teachers in the schools and orphanages will also be given some basic training in how to recognize vision problems and what to do when a child can't see.
Use of project funds
Seva has been working in Cambodia and the Seva Cambodia team based in Battambang will implement the screening of children.
The vision testing of children will take place starting July 1 2012 and will continue throughout the year until spring 2013.