According to the WHO report on World’s population of blind, India is now home to the world’s largest number of blind population. Out of 37 million of world’s population of blind, 15 million are from India and ironically 80% of these are cases of avoidable blindness. Despite extensive efforts by the government and social organizations, many of the visually impaired are beyond the reach of basic eye care. Acute shortage and skewed distribution of eye care professionals at all levels is certainly one of the major reason attributed to this insufficiency of eye health infrastructure in the country.

VISION CARE TECHNICIAN TRAINING

In the given scenario “Socio economic empowerment of young women through Vision Care Technician Training” becomes a midlevel ophthalmic course to meet the demand of trained eye care professionals in India. This program distinctively directed towards empowering young women coming from poor socio economic sections of society and at the same time develop the human resources to meet the eye care needs of country.

This special vocational course was initiated at SEF, India in the year 2002. Under this program meritorious high school graduate girls from disadvantaged sections of society have been identified and trained in sphere community eye care through two years diploma course. The program is completely subsidized by Sankara where the selected candidates do not have to pay any capitation fee or a tuition fee for the course.

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Why Sankara?

WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT