Receiving a pair of spectacles means more than just improved vision. For cherished elders, it's the restoration of dignity and the ability to enjoy life's simple pleasures – reading, watching grandchildren grow, and staying connected with the world. For students, it's the gift of a brighter educational journey. With clearer vision, they can absorb knowledge more effectively and excel in their studies.
Our local partner, the Organisation for Eelam Refugee’s Rehabilitation, have supported Sri Lankan refugees living in India since 1984. They run health programs in the camps, focusing on vulnerable community members with the long-term goal of helping refugees return to Sri Lanka with the knowledge and skills to rebuild their lives in their home country.
Photo: Richard Wainwright/Act for Peace