UN Sustainable Development Goal: Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Age: 19 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: X
Issues Addressed: Implement online eye banking necessary for transparency and measurement of performance in real time; spread accurate information to the public about the importance of eye donation; etc.
The Ghaswala Vision Foundation is a registered public charitable trust established in 2002 in Mumbai. The Foundation supports various activities related to Eye care and Blindness in general, but the main focus is to fight Corneal Blindness (CB).
The Foundation was started by Mr. Percy Ghaswala with the hope of giving sight to the people suffering from CB, in a country with 40 lakh CB patients, of which 60% are children. Today, maximum numbers of CB patients belong to the poor strata of society and cannot afford corneal transplant surgeries at specialized corneal transplant hospitals/clinics. Apart from the shortage of corneas, the quality of corneas predominantly used for corneal surgery in our country ‘are not evaluated before surgery’, and therefore result in graft failures/rejections which finally add up the number of CB patients in the country.
The aims and objectives of the Trust are to:
Provide technical expertise and assistance, both in terms of infrastructure as well as methodology in the field of Eye Banking to any Eye Bank functioning as a collection centre or a processing centre for eye balls and/or corneas.
Finance the cost of surgical material, hospitalisation and surgeons' and other doctors' fees with the object of providing quality vision to the blind.
Introduce and implement Online Eye Banking necessary for transparency, accountability and measurement of performance in real time.
Spread accurate information to the public, since eye donation is a community effort and their participation is of utmost importance.
Income Rs2 lac
Expense Rs3 lac
Source : Audit Report 2018
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