MAKE THE BLIND SEE AGAIN
Seble Yeman from Ethiopia is seven years old. She blinks with a cautious smile into an unforeseen new
world. A cataract surgery saved her eyesight. Donations from Austria
via the aid organisation “Light for the World“ made a surgery possible
for the child, since she comes from very poor circumstances. A typical
cataract surgery provided by aid organisations such as “Light for the
World” only costs 30 Euros and makes blind people definitely see again.
To see means to have orientation, eyes are the keys to many areas of the
world. In Ethiopia eyes are essential for surviving: According to
statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2/3 of all children
die within 2 years after becoming blind. Affected are thousands. “Light
for the World” puts a spoke through the Statistics, wherever help is
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
“Light for the World” – Christoffel Development Cooperation is an Austrian, non-governmental development organisation
committed to helping people who have eye diseases, are blind or
otherwise disabled in underprivileged regions of our world, irrespective
of gender, origin, ethnicity or religion. The blind world champion
Francis Thuo Karanja from Kenia is goodwill ambassador for “Light for
the World” since the very first Erste Bank Vienna Night Run.
One of the biggest goals of “Light for the World“ is the elimination of any cases of blindness due to missing medical care until 2020.
With participation at the ERSTE BANK VIENNA NIGHT RUN you can actively help to make close the gap the reach that goal, because 6 Euros from your entry fee are directly donated to “Light for the World”.