The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of US$25,000 to oRBIS UK, a beneficiary of the 2008 Lord Mayor of the City of London’s Appeal, to support oRBIS UK and the Lord Mayor’s Childhood Blindness Programme in India.
According to oRBIS UK, India is home to almost 20% of the world’s blind children. Over 320,000 children under the age of 16 are totally blind, while even more are visually impaired and at risk of losing their sight. At least half of these children could likely be cured with proper care, yet only 1% of India’s ophthalmologists are trained to treat children.
"This donation will certainly make a real contribution in achieving our aim to make the lives of future generations brighter," says Wendy Lloyd, director of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2008. "It is enormously encouraging to receive such fantastic support."