Shamita’s Story


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12 year old Shamita (name changed) is a very bright student, often topping her class. During a pre-screening, YFS volunteers learnt that she has been having trouble reading and an ophthalmologist had prescribed spectacles for her. However, coming from an economically needy family, Shamita’s parents could not afford to buy the spectacles. This led to our first call out to volunteers to donate towards spectacles for needy children diagnosed from our medical camps. The response was very encouraging, with volunteers donating money for nearly 40 spectacles. Later on, corporates came forward to sponsor, and we have been able to distribute free spectacles to 91 children diagnosed from our eye screening camps.

Now, whenever Shamita sees YFS volunteers, she never fails to smile and show her spectacles!