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SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION USA
October 8, 2009

Sankara Eye center ia one of the first and probably very few private hospitals doing dedicated work for the poor. The USP of this hospital was and still istht they extend the same care and treatment to people of all classes-rich or poor Each and every poor patient is also treated with the same care a rich would get.Snkarta eye foundation, an organization started by a few NRI-s,who believed in this good cause and thought it would be a shame if good work like this could not reach many more people in different parts of the country. Sankara Eye foundation , USA started imploring the good people of USA to contribute to this cause..The response was incredible and the vision of the foundation to launch 20 hospitals by 2020 started taking shape and catch momentum. This foundation has proved to one and all that if you havre a noble cause, strong determination and a great volunteering team to back you up you can achieve what you set out to achieve. For any program to scale up to greater lengths a lot more organizational skills and involvement of the local community the hospital is in is imperative. The foundation should probably consider strengthening its volunteering base in India too and motivate the volunteers here to help out the hospital in implementing its programs, running the centers with more professionalism and corporate precission. That will bring in a lot of transparency and quality into the work too. They could also consider bringing in corporates to conduct workshops for the managment staff in leadership, administrational and HR related matters. Then the foundation will have a handle on all the departments and I feel this will help in the running of the hospitals. I have personally seen how the foundation conducts its meetings and events and saw a lot of comradeie among the founding mwmbers and the young volunteers. Probably this quality is what endears many to the foundation. Any activity done from the heart with all honesty has to become successful.The foundation has all these ingredients.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have seen how they conduct their meetings.It is done over lunch in one of the founding members' homes and in a very in formal and friendly manner. The young volunteers seem to look up to some of the senior members. Its like one huge joint family....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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