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Sightsavers is training teachers in Zanzibar so they can diagnose pupils who have eye conditions such as cataracts.
Meet Mr Ndalela. He is the only eye surgeon in the Senanga region of western Zambia who can carry out complicated procedures. But he’s frustrated he can’t do more to help people in the community.
We believe that no child should have to stop their education due to reversible blindness and infection. But for Namukolo, this could have been a reality.
The family were in a unique position: eight out of nine had cataracts, and the children were struggling to get an education.
Three-year-old Nadir had cataracts in both eyes since birth, which severely affected his vision. But an operation restored his sight and changed his life.
Sayon suffered for many years with trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to scratch against her eyes. Thanks to surgery, she is now free from this painful disease.
The Masindi Savings Group meets under a tree outside local council buildings in Uganda. But the unusual location isn’t the only unorthodox thing about it.
Eleven-year-old Mafoune has low vision. She is happy, confident and loves school: an education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.
Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.
Kausar had been losing her sight for years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation turned her life around.
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