This past month has seen the Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation achieve what we have always set out to do. Cure blindness and reduce poverty.
The past month has seen the foundation organise its 75th outreach camp in Manang, Nepal. This particular district has a population of 5,645. The Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation set up 18 screening camps across the district and screened over 800 people.
Out of those people, we found 62 people living with avoidable blindness and successfully cured them all. This brings the total number of people cured to 16,105 and 142,033 people screened. Having reached this amount we have no plans to stop. With another outreach camp organised for the week, we hope to cure everyone who is suffering with cataracts.
What is next?
The Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation is beginning to plan to move into new countries across Asia and Africa. Many people across the world suffer with blindness that can easily be cured. Therefore, supporting those suffering with needless blindness and reduce poverty in those areas is vital
It is our mission to intervene so remote communities can escape living in poverty and live a better life. Blindness can have a knock on effect in various ways. The majority of the time, people are no longer able to work. As a result, people begin relying on other family members to have an income. As well as this, an individual can become extremely reliant on other members of their family or community, often becoming a burden.
With what we have achieved so far and our plans to keep going. Furthermore, I do not doubt that we will achieve our goal of curing 300,000-500,00 people by 2026 and we will assist in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Developing Goal #1 of eliminating poverty.
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