My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Project Prakash Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA
I was involved "on the ground” with Project Prakash for over 5 years. It was a truly amazing, life-changing experience. There are many outstanding non-profits in India which provide eye care for the underserved... What makes Prakash stand out is the unique goal of dealing with the cognitive aspects of long-term visual deprivation. Ground-breaking science has come out of this program, helping individuals who would have never even been considered for treatment.
Further, Project Prakash, true to its founder’s vision, believes in opening up opportunities for its beneficiaries, providing treatment and rehabilitative support, but ultimately offering education and real career opportunities. We encountered many very bright individuals who were cowered into shyness and lack of self-confidence due to their lot in life. Opening up their potential fundamentally (and visibly) transforms them, while improving the future of the wonderful and mesmerizing country of India at the same time.
Giving to Prakash is a gift to the individuals receiving treatment, a gift to the people of India, and, through its scientific legacy, a gift to the world and all of our descendants.