My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Project Prakash Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA
Project Prakash is a uniquely compelling organization in that it has a moving humanitarian mission tied to a scientific one. Project Prakash takes on the admirable goal of helping curably blind children in India, who face horrible odds of survival and life prospects. Children are given free surgery and gain the use of sight, after having lived in darkness their entire lives. As a mother, I find this mission, in and of itself, very moving, especially when you see videos or photographs of the joy in the children who have gained sight. As a scientist, I have been so impressed by the major contributions Prakash makes to our understanding of the human brain through the studies of the children as they acquire vision.
The moment I heard about Project Prakash in 2011, I wanted to do whatever I could to help, and this is a common reaction that I’ve seen in others. My oldest son, who was then a teenager, was also compelled by Prakash and volunteered his summers to support the projects. I have supported the organization by donating whenever I can, volunteering, and even running the Boston Marathon to raise funds. I will continue to support Prakash for as long as I am able.