For almost 2.5 million children in Pakistan, the beauty of life that we, with the gift of vision can appreciate, is shrouded in darkness. Millions of poor children are handicapped by blindness.
They cant go to school, they cant work to help their families and they are often cast away by society. What makes this fact even more tragic is that this can easily be prevented or cured. The sad fact is that 80% of blindness is curable. Cataracts - the most common cause of blindness can be cured by a simple operation costing on average £150.
Why Helping Them Is Essential
80% of blindness is actually curable if cataract operations can be funded
Those who are terminally blind can still be offered the hope of a brighter feature with brail education.
It gives blind orphans a sense of belonging and the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
Imagine for one minute the plight of blind children, helpless and frightened, vulnerable to unemployment, starvation, disease and being discriminated against by those in their village.
This Ramadan, help us change the lives of thousands of Pakistan's blind children and help them see the colours of life, and live with the dignity and opportunities that we all deserve.