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1 SANKAR FOUNDATION TAKES PLEASURE IN TAKING YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH ITS DREAMS….ASPIRATIONS AND ….VISION

2 INSPIRED BY A VISION THE SAGA OF SANKAR FOUNDATION

3 A WORLD OF LIGHT ALL OF US LIVE IN A WORLD FULL OF COLOUR, LIGHT AND JOY! BUT SELDOM DO WE REALIZE THE VALUE OF VISION, UNTIL WE MEET SOMEONE FROM A DARKER WORLD.

4 A DARKER WORLD THERE ARE 50 MILLION BLIND PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE 50 MILLION BLIND PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. WITHOUT PREVENTIVE CARE, BLINDNESS IS PROJECTED TO REACH 75 MILLION BY THE YEAR 2020 WITHOUT PREVENTIVE CARE, BLINDNESS IS PROJECTED TO REACH 75 MILLION BY THE YEAR 2020

5 A DARKER WORLD EVERY FIVE SECONDS, ONE PERSON IN OUR WORLD GOES BLIND EVERY FIVE SECONDS, ONE PERSON IN OUR WORLD GOES BLIND A CHILD GOES BLIND EVERY MINUTE. A CHILD GOES BLIND EVERY MINUTE.

6 THE CULPRITS CATARACT 62.6% REFRACTIVE ERRORS 19.7% CORNEAL BLINDNESS 0.9% GLAUCOMA 5.8% OTHERS 10.9%

7 THE INDIAN STORY OF THE TOTAL ESTIMATED BLIND PERSONS IN THE WORLD, THERE ARE12 MILLION BILATERALLY BLIND PERSONS IN INDIA WITH A V/A < 6/60. V/A- VISUAL ACUITY

8 THE VIZAG STORY THE THREE DISTRICTS OF VIZAG, SRIKAKULAM AND VIZIANAGARAM ARE HABITAT TO 1,16,00,000 PEOPLE. AROUND 1,65,000 SUFFER FROM CATARACT… AROUND 800 CHILDREN ARE BLIND… (Visakhapatnam is well known by its short name as Vizag)

9 THE GOOD NEWS 60 % OF THE WORLDS BLINDNESS IS TREATABLE. 20% IS PREVENTABLE. NEEDLESS BLINDNESS CAN BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH IF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE HAVE ACCESS TO SIGHT-SAVING MEDICAL AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUES.

10 A RAY OF HOPE In 1997, a Ray of Hope came in the form of Mr A Sankar Rao. Moved by the plight of the poor, He founded the Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital on the 7 th of June 1997 at Vizag. Mr A Sankar Rao, the Founder and Managing Trustee of Sankar Foundation, had a successful business career before he directed his energy towards this noble cause.

11 A RAY OF HOPE He had to drop out of school and start earning even at the early age of 14 as the family was literally in dire straits.

12 A RAY OF HOPE He worked hard and started business in Ship Chandelling and later diversified into Timber Trade, Construction and Real Estate.

13 A RAY OF HOPE His last business venture was the construction of 5 star 100 Room Hotel Viz., GRAND-BAY. He sold it away in May 1995 to Adayar Gate Hotels, Madras which is now being operated by Welcom Group Hotels. Grand Bay, Vizag

14 A RAY OF HOPE Mr Sankar Rao has reached the peak of success and several eminent personalities felicitated him for His achievements. But all this meant nothing for this Great Humanitarian whose sole passion is to serve man as manifestation of God.

15 A RAY OF HOPE With His untiring efforts and Vision, He has nurtured Sankar Foundation into an institution of excellence with emphasis on compassionate eye care. SHRI A.SANKAR RAOS 85% OF HIS LIFE SAVINGS HAVE BEEN WILLED AWAY TO SANKAR FOUNDATION. Inauguration of the Eye hospital.

16 THE MISSION MAKE QUALITY EYE CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ALL SEGMENTS OF POPULATION WITH LOVE AND CARE. MAKE QUALITY EYE CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ALL SEGMENTS OF POPULATION WITH LOVE AND CARE. DEVELOP A RESEARCH CENTRE. DEVELOP A RESEARCH CENTRE. PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY TRAINING FOR OPHTHALMOLOGISTS AND ADVANCED TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICAL SERVICES. PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY TRAINING FOR OPHTHALMOLOGISTS AND ADVANCED TRAINING FOR PARAMEDICAL SERVICES. PROVIDE FULL-FLEDGED SUB-SPECIALTY PROGRAMS FOR PROVIDE FULL-FLEDGED SUB-SPECIALTY PROGRAMS FOR LOW VISUAL AIDS & VISUAL REHABILITATION LOW VISUAL AIDS & VISUAL REHABILITATION CHILDHOOD BLINDNESS CHILDHOOD BLINDNESS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY DIABETIC RETINOPATHY CORNEAL SERVICES CORNEAL SERVICES

17 THE TEAM THERE ARE 8 FULL TIME OPHTHALMIC SURGEONS LEAD BY THE CHIEF SURGEON Dr RS RAJU, SUPPORTED BY 81 PARAMEDICAL&ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. CURRENTLY THE HOSPITAL HAS 45 BEDS. 60% OF THE TOTAL SURGERIES ARE DONE FOR THE POOR, WHICH ARE TOTALLY FREE OF COST 60% OF THE TOTAL SURGERIES ARE DONE FOR THE POOR, WHICH ARE TOTALLY FREE OF COST. Dr R S Raju

18 SOLDIERS OF LIGHT

19 RAPID STRIDES FROM A MODEST BEGINNING IN 1997, SANKARFOUNDATION HAS MADE RAPID STRIDES IN COMBATING BLINDNESS. NEW CASES SCREENED CATARACT GLAUCOMA RETINA PAEDIATRIC TOTAL

20 RAPID STRIDES: OP

21 RAPID STRIDES: SURGERY

22 A HAVEN FOR THE POOR 60 % OF THE SURGERIES ARE DONE FOR THE POOR, WHICH ARE FREE OF ANY COST. FREE CAMPS REACH OUT TO EVEN THE MOST INTERIOR OF VILLAGES. BY MAY, OUTREACH CAMPS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED.

23 AT THE SCREENING CAMP

24 SLIT LAMP EXAMINATION

25 REGISTRATION - BASE HOSPITAL

26 SURGERY- BASE HOSPITAL

27 LUNCH TIME!

28 AFTER THE SURGERY

29 READY TO GO HOME!

30 POST OPERATIVE EXAM.

31 THEIR SMILES SAY IT ALL

32 MILESTONES First surgery conducted on 7th June.

33 MILESTONES Recognised as the Best Social Organisation by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

34 MILESTONES Recognised as Training Institute by Govt. of India to impart training to Ophthalmologists in SICS Techniques

35 MILESTONES RetinaDivisionstarted

36 Accepted by Sight Savers International (Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind) and Christian Blind Mission, Germany, as an Indian Partner

37 MILESTONES CorneaDivisioninaugurated.

38 PaediatricOphthalmicDivisionStarted.

39 Sir John Major, the former British Prime Minister visited Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital on the 9 th of March, commended its work and laid foundation stone for the new Hospital building.

40 MILESTONES BBC WORLD broadcast a Documentary- Seeing is Believing on October 8 th 2005, featuring Sankar Foundation prominently.

41 MILESTONES 71,541surgeries completed by May,2007 May,2007.

42 LIGHTING UP YOUNG LIVES SANKAR FOUNDATION HAS UNDERTAKEN A MAJOR INITIATIVE TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD BLINDNESS BY CONDUCTING SCHOOL SCREENING CAMPS SCHOOL CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SCREENED FOR REFRACTIVE ERRORS TILL MAY 2007 AND 1469 SPECTACLES WITH RESILENS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED FREE OF COST!

43 LIGHTING UP YOUNG LIVES

44 1469 children were provided free spectacles with their choice of frame

45 LIGHTING UP YOUNG LIVES THERE ARE 12,800 ANGANWADI CHILDREN IN THE URBAN SLUMS OF VIZAG. SANKAR FOUNDATION HAS SCREENED ALL OF THEM AND ISSUED SPAECTACLES TO 477 CHILDREN SANKAR FOUNDATION HAS DISTRIBUTED VITAMIN A CAPSULES TO 9153 ANGANWADI CHILDREN OF URBAN SLUMS TO PREVENT AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS.

46 FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Congenital Cataract Cured! Congenital Cataract Cured! No More a detached Retina! No More a detached Retina!

47 THE NEXT BIG LEAP THE EVER INCREASING PATIENT NUMBERS MEANT THAT SOON THE LEASED PREMISES OF SANKAR FOUNDATION INSUFFICIENT. RECOGNISING THE SERVICES OF SANKAR FOUNDATION, THE GOVT OF ANDHRA PRADESH HAS ALLOCATED 2 ACRES OF LAND AT SIMHACHALAM, VIZAG. A STATE OF THE ART EYE HOSPITAL IS BEING CONSTRUCTED IN THAT LAND. The current Hospital

48 The Next Big leap PROPOSED NEW EYE HOSPITAL

49 The Next Big leap The Hospital is going to be a 150 bed state-of -the art facility which will serve the 10 million poor population located in the three districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram & Srikakulam and from the districts of neighbouring states of Orissa and Chattishgarh.

50 A MAJOR MILESTONE Sir John Major, former British PM, along with Mr Mervyn Davies, Group CE of Standard Chartered Bank graciously performed the ground breaking ceremony for the New Hospital Project on the 9 th of March 2005.

51 A MAJOR MILESTONE Sir John Major came to Sankar Foundation as part of filming a documentary on blindness for BBC. He was astounded at the quality and magnitude of work being done and was all praise for the hospital staff!

52 A MAJOR MILESTONE It is a pleasure to be here. You are doing wonderful work that is much needed. Sir John Major, former Prime Minster, Great Britain, about the work being done by Sankar Foundation. 9 th March, 2005

53 WORDS OF APPRECIATION… Local and national press has widely covered the noble activities of the Foundation.

54 The Next Big leap Major Project Details: All the sub specialties like Retina, Cornea, Peadiatric and Low Vision. All the sub specialties like Retina, Cornea, Peadiatric and Low Vision. A ground plus four storied structure. A ground plus four storied structure. Nine Operation theatres. Nine Operation theatres. Total Built Up Area: square feet Total Built Up Area: square feet Total Number of beds : 200 Total Number of beds : 200 Conference Room, R&D and Training Division Conference Room, R&D and Training Division

55 FROM DREAM TO REALITY Work on this Temple of Vision, which is going to serve the 9 million poor population located in the three neighbouring districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam, and from the districts of the neighbouring states of Orissa and Chattishgarh has begun in April The scheduled completion date is December 2007.

56 FROM DREAM TO REALITY Total Building Cost 3.00 Medical Equipment 0.33 Total Project Cost 3.33 US Dollars 3.33 Million * 1 US $= 45 INR Present Hospital TO New Hospital Under Construction

57 FROM DREAM TO REALITY Sources of Funding Particulars USD in Million Sources: Own Sources – Reserves & Accumulations 0.66 Grants: Sight Savers International 0.09 CBM International 0.09 Promises from Other Companies & Sponsors 0.78 SSI & others Contribution towards equipment 0.22 Total Own Funds Available 1.84 Funding Gap 1.49 Total Project cost 3.33 US Dollars 3.33 Million * 1 US $= 45 INR

58 WE NEED YOUR HELP! 9 million people of this region are anxiously waiting for this dream to become a reality million US dollars is the gap between this dream and reality. YOU can help make a bridge across this gap!!

59 Somewhere someone is waiting for your help!

60 We believe…. It has been a privilege to share our dreams with you… We sincerely believe that you will help us realise our vision because… we believe in the following saying…… When You Expect Things To Happen - Strangely Enough - They Do Happen !

61 Contact Us at…. SANKAR FOUNDATION , KUSUM NIVAS, 1 ST FLOOR KAILASH UPLANDS VISAKHAPATNAM ANDHRA PRADESH INDIA Tel: , Fax: WEBSITE:


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