Suzlon Foundation, an autonomous body implementing the group’s CSR initiatives of Suzlon Group is conducting eye camps in nearby villages with the objective of eradicating cataract related blindness. The eye camps are conducted in Kutch not only to identify cataract cases but also to give corrective vision glasses to those found with refractive errors. In June alone, such eye camps were conducted in 5 villages wherein total 321 villagers were screened and glasses were issued to 216 people. 23 persons were diagnosed with cataract and were referred by Blind People’s Association, one of Suzlon Foundation’s implementing partners, to an eye hospital for surgery.
As a part of training and skill development programs identified by Village Development Committee (VDCs), a two-month tailoring course is in progress at Nakhatrana and Bhuj sites in Kutch district. About 70 women are participating in the training program. After successful completion of the course, all the trainees would be given a certification while participants who have performed extraordinarily well would be rewarded with sewing machines so that they can earn their own livelihood.