Sightsavers works in over 30 nations globally, preventing sight loss, fighting disease and advocating the rights of those with disabilities.
Founded in 1950, Sightsavers prevents sight loss by providing eye surgery for issues such as cataracts and glaucoma. It trains eye care workers, distributes medication and works to ensure that medical care is accessible to people with disabilities. Sightsavers also fights diseases that cause sight loss, such as trachoma and river blindness. The organisation advocates for the right of disabled people to access education and work opportunities, as well as working toward political participation for disabled people.
How You Can Help
Time: various; typically a few hours at a time for fundraising
Fundraise with Sightsavers or join its Equal World disability rights campaign. Sightsavers does work with volunteers, but they are people local to their community. This is due to their invaluable connection to, and insight into, their own communities.
Donate to Sightsavers on a monthly or one-off basis.
Location: Global; based in the United Kingdom
Learn more: https://www.sightsavers.org/
(This information was updated 20/11/22 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)