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$15k boost for eye patients

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 29, 2014

AN NGO that has assisted 4000 people suffering from eye disabilities and diseases in the Western Division has been given a $15,000 boost from the Vodafone Fiji Foundation.

The Lion's Club of Ba received the grant to assist in the work being carried out by its Sight First project.

Club president Nitya Prakash said since its inception in 2009, the initiative has screened about 1000 people annually.

"We are indebted to the Vodafone Fiji Foundation for this timely support through the grant of $15,000 annually," he said.

"The foundation remains the sole funder of our Sight First initiative.

"It is only because of their support that our club has managed to further our project in assisting the needy in avoiding possible blindness."

Mr Prakash said after screening 4000 people from 2009 to 2013, 420 were assisted with corrective surgery at the Pacific Eye Institute.








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