The untapped potential of children from underprivileged backgrounds remains a wellspring of promise that often goes unnoticed. This potential, however, is frequently obscured by a silent and pervasive obstacle—impairments in vision. The fervent mission of Sight for the Rural Child is to dismantle this barrier, embarking on a profound journey that envisions a world where every child, irrespective of their socio-economic circumstances, enjoys unhindered access to quality eye care.

To create a world where underprivileged children residing in the remote corners of the world enjoy access to quality eye care services and improved visual health.

We uphold values of compassion, accessibility, and inclusivity in our pursuit of improving rural children's visual health.

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About Us

Sight for the Rural Child is a registered non profit organization dedicated to providing eye care services to children from poor backgrounds in Ghana. Our Vision is to create a world where every child, regardless of their socio-economic background, has access to quality eye care and the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Through education and outreach programs, we aim to raise awareness on eye health and prevent avoidable blindness.

The Problem

Globally, an estimated 19 million children under 15 years are visually impaired, and over of 1.4 million children are irreversibly blind. A systematic review on the data for global pediatric blindless concluded that in developing countries, 7 to 31% of childhood visual impairment is avoidable, 10 to 58% treatable, and 3 to 28% preventable. In Ghana, it is estimated that childhood blindness accounts for 5 to 10% of the national burden of blindness. In rural areas in Ghana, underprivileged children encounter a substantial barrier in accessing essential eye care services. Limited resources, coupled with a lack of awareness and socio-economic challenges, create an environment where visual health becomes a neglected aspect of their overall well-being. This predicament is further exacerbated by the potential for avoidable blindness, which not only impacts their immediate quality of life but also hinders their educational and future life opportunities.

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We provide a spectrum of services, including eye screenings, detailed examinations, treatment, and the provision of eyeglasses. This ensures that every child, regardless of their background, receives the necessary care to optimize their visual health.

We conduct targeted initiatives to raise awareness about the significance of eye health within rural communities. By empowering individuals with knowledge, we work towards preventing avoidable blindness and fostering a culture of proactive eye care.

We have set an ambitious goal to screen 1 million rural children in Ghana by the year 2030. This long-term mission reflects our commitment to creating a lasting impact on the lives of underprivileged children.

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