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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

117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

have heard about SEF and the work they do. have been associated with some of the people who work with this. it seems to be an excellent organization

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

eye sight is a great gift !! if there is some organisation that is doing is really awe some iam really not an active memeber or anything but i feel people who are putting that extra effort for mankind is really nice!! so we should be happy that people in these days think of doing something out of our selfishness is really great!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

In a country that has many preventable and curable vision disabilities, a NGO dedicated to the cause is great. Sankara foundation has had a very big vision in trying to reach every part of India. In a vast country like India it takes a lot of dedication to get there. I hail from Gujarat and I have known a lot of people who have benefited from the organization and it is great to hear of their new facility there.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snkara has done an awesome work in India. They provide world class eye care to the poor & rural belts in India. These ppl have very little knowledege that thier poor sight can be cured,. Sankara thro their out reach programs have created awareness among all sections of the socienty and have also increaed the awareness for eye donation in the cities

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen and interacted with SEF in India and thier work is amazing , Thier work is equivalent to lighting up a million lives who have been in darkness

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have taken part in the SEF sponsored 5km/10km/half-marathon. I have also taken part in the dandia. What impressed me most is the enthusiasm displayed by the volunteers. Their dedication for the cause is clearly evident and is infectious.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a participant in many of the events organized by Sankara eye foundation and have been a witness to their wonderful work.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am really impressed with the work of Sankara Eye Foundation. It is run by talented yet humble group of individuals for such nobel cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my interaction with Sankara Eye Foundation volunteers and board members,I felt they were very dedicated and very organized in their fund raising events.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is one of the most professional and efficient organizations that has done a great amount of work in charity, reaching out to the people who are in need. This gives a great oppurtunity for people who can't afford expensive medi cares and the ones who are in rural part.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Sankara Nethralaya Eye Foundation did the eye operation for my aged Grandmother. She is old and infirm and she had her eye operation performed for free and medicines prescribed. The eye foundation took care of her and her eyesight today is sparklingly clear thanks to all the good that SEF does. One of the best organizations in the humanitarian field. I would be willing to lay down my best penny for them ANYTIME

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was very much impressed with the amount of dedication and selflessness this organization has shown towards eradication of preventable blindness for the underprivileged in India.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was a great experience getting to know about the different activities and how it is benefical to the people. Great efforts guys

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Highly appreciate the work that is being done by Sankara Eye Foundation, for the needy in India. I had been to their office at Bangalore for a checkup for my mother-in-law at which time I understood their mission - "“To provide freedom from Curable and Preventable blindness by providing high quality eye care through a strong service oriented team." Keep up the good work, Sankara!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met some people involved in the organization and admire the single minded dedication given to the cause. I think the fundamental need for an NGO with such a cause is fulfilled by this group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Doctors who are dedicated to their profession. Persuasive, enthusiastic and very helpful volunteers. State of the art equipments. Clean and tidy surroundings.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A very professionally maanged non-profit organization. The volunteers get the encessary direction but at the same time have a lot of freedom to brainstorm, plan, execute and analyze opeartions, awareness and fundraising activiites.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

very good. i had contributed towards two surgeries in a year, coinciding with some special dates for me. the updates on how the donation is used was very good.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had got introduced to this organisation through Sankara Eye foundation, Coimbatore India. I had met them during thier new centre inaugration and later their volunteers during one of the events where they were operating on poor people free of cost and more than 200 people were operated. It is such a pleasure to meet such people who are so self motivated and live for others.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've seen their effort seemlessly happening in Bangalore and other parts of India. They are clearly marching towards their vision and goal.