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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

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An assocaite of the Foundation. They rendered invalauble help to eye hospitals in India by extending community hospitals in India. The impact on reduction in curable blindness will defenitely be felt in the next 5 years. A noble service by a dedicated team of volunteers in the bay area in US.

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Volunteer

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been with this institution since 2 yrs providing professional service to children in treating eye diseases and education over eye problems. This is a very honest , transparent organisation in providing eye health services to poor.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have been associated with this place for a very long time and i feel very comfortable working here because it provides me with ample opputunities to work for the poor.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have been associated with sankara for a very long time and i found it to be a very rewarding place when it comes to learning and treating patients.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

working with this hospital is one of a kind and i am thankful to Lord to help me be a part of the same

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

being associated with sankara with the past 6 months,i have realised that it is a fantastic example of how an institute on such a large scale can serve people with such unselfishness and sincereity

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

seh is a voluntary organisation witch is doing yomen service through sankara eye care institutions and perticularly s e h shivamogga

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I found that every staff member, starting from the Managing Trustee downwards, had one thing in common viz. to give to the community they live in, something they own. So much so, the firm I was working with for providing this consultancy, decided to waive off all charges for as long as their mutual association continues.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

after working in sankara eye foundation for a long time, i feel this is the right place for a person to get his eyes evaluated and get operated on...its a place where you feel like working in a homely atmosphere and giving your best to the patients.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have seen SEF work and are impressed that From one Sankara Eye Hospital in Coimbatore to eight Hospitals all over the country in such a short time. we have also met surgery patients who were neglected in their family due to blindness, are now productive and are earning money & respect both . One blind begger from tribal villege Kukarmunda who was treated , thanks to Sankara EF support, has started seeing the world , post surgery; has vowed to start his tea shop & stopped begging. This is the social impact SEF has done, God Bless SEF & its hospitals

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

eye care to all is the motto we follow at sankara and its a priviledge to work in such a comfortable environment with enthusiastic workers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

if you wish the best of eye care in a very sophisticated environment then you must surely experience the wonder of sankara whch is now spreading its wings everywhere.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

its a highly organised setup and works very enthusiastically towards the goal of vision 2020 by 2020. i am proud member of this team and for me it has been an honouring experience altogether.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

mindblowing work...at a fast pace with precision and good quality.vision 2020 is a dream cherished by all of us and we all are working methodically to achieve it

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i am very happy to be associated with this institution for around 3 years and it has stood all the tests of the time when it comes to doing quality work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

its overwhelming and highly satisfying for me to work in Sankara because it gives me ample oppurtunities to work with the grassroot level with the most advanced and equipped team.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for one of the hospitals that is working to eradicate this curse of blindness. Its wonderful to be a part of this transformational act of giving vision.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was a home maker for 19 years.Having spent these years with my family in a Power Generation Project in Jog Falls,Karnataka State, India, I had a flair for spreading awareness on issues that could not reach the interior regions of the place.I was associated with a local Ladies'club where I conducted awareness programmes on Maternal & Child Health,HIV AIDS, alcoholic deaddiction, managing menopause,etc.,I had a deep concern for Eye Care and preventable blindness, but could not associate myself with any Organisation.We got a transfer for B.R Project, which is around 30Kms from Shimoga. I got to know from my relatives about Sankara Eye Hospital which was coming up at Shimoga.Through one of the Patrons, Icollected information about the services and was very glad to be a part of SECI.I have made the right choice

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sankara Eye Foundation is filled with completely motivated people dedicated towards better eye care in India. I have been associated with them for the past 8 years and am a beneficiary of their activities. I have seen hundreds of people regain their vision and dance with joy which would not have been possible without SEF.