What we do

We work to eliminate avoidable blindness and help bring about equality for people with disabilities.

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Sightsavers India is a development organisation.

We have been working in India since 1966 to eliminate avoidable blindness and to ensure that people who are irreversibly blind are supported adequately to lead lives of independence and dignity. Sightsavers India focusses on collaborating with various departments of the state governments to scale up operations for eye healthinclusive education and social inclusion – our three core areas of work. 

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Our work

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Eye health

Sightsavers India ensures availability of affordable, quality eye health services in rural districts, urban slums and government schools. We focus on raising awareness about eye health, training health care workers, school teachers and community volunteers and strengthening their capacities.
Our work on eye health

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Inclusive education

The key objective of our Inclusive Education Programme is to raise learning outcomes of Children with Visual Impairment (CVI) through mainstream education. On the ground, Sightsavers India aims to promote a positive and enabling environment in schools, families as well as communities to support the holistic education of CVIs.
Our work on inclusive education

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Social inclusion

Sightsavers India's national social inclusion programme is being implemented in all the 8 priority states. The overall change statement of the programme is, “Persons with disabilities have equal right and opportunities in an inclusive environment”.
Our work on social inclusion

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Sightsavers India works in 10 states & 21 cities, extending eye services to the remote heartlands of India.

Where we work

People we have supported

Sightsavers stories

Mahto’s story

Mahto's story exemplifies the profound impact of Sightsavers India's Rural Eye Health (REH) Programme in Jharkhand.

Sightsavers stories

Armana and Farhan's story

In the interiors of the Ramgarh block of Alwar, nestled beyond two tunnels and a sandy path adjacent to the railway track amidst fields, resides the Armana and Farhan family.

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Shera's story

Shera, a resident of Raniya Mau, Unnao district, is 34 years old. He has locomotor disability.

April 2024