World Health Organisation (WHO)
An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment: 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment. Over 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured [ October 2017 ]
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
Not everyone has equal access to eye health. 90% of the world's visually impaired live in developing countries. Every dollar spent on improving eye health in developing countries generates a four fold return on investment [ IAPB Global Action 2014 - 2019 ]
Sightbox is our effort to work with and for visually impaired to secure sustainable outcomes
Social Capital + Reverse Inclusion + Service Learning + Creativity = OUTCOMES
As an organisation we teach visually impaired (VI) and teach the teachers to teach in order to impact friendship group(s) and employability
Our main product, a 'Sightbox' - created by visually impaired children from St. Vincent's School in Liverpool, UK - is a container filled with equipment which provides blind and visually impaired children with the resources needed to access sports (becoming more independent and generating friendship groups) and to generate innovative curricula focussed on routes to employment ( soft to hard outcomes)
Gifted worldwide, including...
- Sierra Leone
Sightbox praised by experts
"Sightbox is a wonderful and creative way to generate inclusion and break down barriers to socialising and education for VI young people."
"The Sight Box project offers brilliant choices and hopeful options that aim to engage and empower children with visual impairment so that they too can better understand their immediate environment as well as stimulate positive psychomotor and psychosocial development. The decision to bring such support to our Gambian children with visual impairment will create a paradigm shift in societal perceptions on such a group in an environment where certain cultural practices reinforce the social inhibition that held back vulnerable children from attaining freedom and choices to interact widely."
"Sightbox is an innovative way for visually impaired children in the UK to allow their strengths and thus their employability to be nurtured as they support other visually impaired children around the globe to access education whilst simultaneously securing their Duke of Edinburgh Award...a win win scenario."
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