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Sankara Eye Foundation USA

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Causes: Health

Mission: Sankara Eye Society, Coimbatore was started in India in 1977. This trust had the philanthropic philosophy of providing high quality health care, especially eye care to all, either free or at an affordable cost. In 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation was established to support the work of Sankara Eye Society. Our mission is to attain 20/20 by the year 2020.

Results: 537,000 FREE Eye Surgeries and 8340 Eye Camps.  From one Sankara Eye Hospital and 8,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year to close to 100,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year at our Eight Sankara Eye Hospitals in India.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000

Geographic areas served: India

Programs: To spread the awareness of the importance of magnitude of this problem and encourage eye donations. The organization in India has a state of the art hospital in Coimbatore to help the visually impaired poor. It also holds eye camps and workshops all over India and other countries to treat people and also to train doctors locally. Visit www.giftofvision.org for more information. Our programs in the US include fund raising events, spreading awareness by holding booths at major events, publishing newsletters, special projects as initiated by our volunteers.

Community Stories

411 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

kuppuda

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great organization led by passionate volunteers to eradicate blindness of the poor in India. 20 hospitals by 2020 - crossed half the distance in less than 10 years! A remarkable achievement in deed! The beauty of the approach by SEF is creating accountability by the recipient hospitals to be self sufficient within 5 years of operation by balancing paying clients with charity effort. A novel charity effort with accountability!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have witnessed first hand the dedicated service by Sankara Eye Foundation, USA and it's counterapart in Coimbatore. They not only have the vision (20/20 by 2020), but orhganizational ability to flawlessly execute that vision. It can easily be compared to Gates Foundation in terms of its laser like focus in dedicattion and service. With strong support of the volunteers, I can clearly see the day when they will have one hospital in every state and complete a million surgeries in India!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SEF doing a wonderful job by providing the free eye surgeries in India. They have opened new hospitals and facilities, covering wider parts of India. We have a plan to open 20 hospitals by end of 2020. I am proud to be assoicated with SEF.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SEF is an outstanding organization with true passion to eradicate blindness in India by year 2020. Working for this organization has been fun, fulfilling and rewarding.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SEF have the great vision of achieving vision of 20/20 for every person struggling with their blindness in india by year 2020. I have been involved in organizing some of the event for SEF at Detroit, Michigan. It has been quite satisfying to know that you are working for Non Profit Organization which does so many great things. What i like most about SEF, is that they have united the people of all religion, caste and state to one common cause - remove blindness by year 2020. I also feel that they have outstanding management and administrative team who work hard to make sure that every dollar is spent wisely.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Susan from S.E.F. was amazing.... not only was she super informative, she turned me on to www.fixmybadcreditreports.com which was a lifesavor. Thank you Susan!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband had recently participated in the SEF's half marathon and I did assist with filling water in the cups for the runners for some time. It was a great experience and felt good at heart to offer such help to the runners and to the organization as well. Kudos to the Organization as well as the people who run it & who devote their time ,energy and money to organize such events, wherein such monetary benefits goes to the poor and the needy. Most of all, we should be proud to be associated with such an organization who helps someone to see the world!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have been involved with SEF for the past 6 years.i am associated with sankara eye hospital shimoga,INDIA.the institution caters to poorest of poor for the past one year,earlier we were sending needy patients to coimbatore.they were treated totally free.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION (SEF) USA. I decided to become a volunteer for SEF only after knowing their charity work. I have worked with other volunteers to organized a charity event. I felt the enthusiaum and energy in all. I felt thier desire to help needy. It was an incredible experience working with SEF.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for them during a TANA event. They were dedicated and have good organizational skills in arranging. I visited their hospital in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh and was really impressed with their work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a great cause i belive in. I cannot imagine for a second that i would not be able to see this screen for a second. i have seen dedicated volunteers working for a cause to remove blindness. it is a great organization for a greater cause

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

very nice experience which is really helpful for all our college student. hospitality is really good.very nice facility.doctors are very smart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As per my experience.. i have also saw lot of eye patients are getting benifits... They are all getting good vision of sight after free operations.. your foundation arre doing very well social awarness programs about eye camp... so i really thank to SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Street Tech was a godsend! I had gone to school to learn computer repair and networking but I couldn't find a job willing to let me flex my newly acquired skills. I would often look at job postings on the internet. Many of them were seeking potential candidates with A+ Certification. Researching the cost of getting the certification cast a doubtful outlook on my future

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

it is a non profit organization it provides medical facilities like eye treatment(operation, general eye problems etc..) for the people those who are living below the poverty line.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is very helpful to the poor people. The location is very neat. The staff are working in a smile face.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is one of Non profitable eye foundation. It gives lights to the rural poor people.Services offered by this foundation affordable one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

this is a non profit organization with good infrastructure and aminities serving the poor people of rural india with utmost care and concern

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people are really great to work with. Everyone is so motivated and on point with the mission. I made a lot of friends through this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

we had a great experiance over there.docters treated us like friend and we had a great discussion about health tips.treatment given by the docters are excellent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been a part of organizing fund-raising for various projects at Sankara and have thouroughly enjoyed working with so many generous and talented people striving for one cause. My family enjoyed the SEF Dandias every year.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

their goal is vision 2020 by the year 2020, they are giving the vision for visually handicaped poors.in the year 2020 they planed 20 hospital to serve the poor patients.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

it is a wonderful experience to work in this service oriented hospital- Sankara eye centre, coimbatore.this hospital is providing excellent service in community eye care by giving gift of vision to the needy. i am thankful to Sankara eye foundation for giving me this opportunity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a very good eye foundation for the benefit of society and mankind. It dispels the darkness and brings light and hope into the lives of families. It motivates the future upcoming of other such non profit organisations.