February, 2012

JCBF & ACT undertook a project to look after the eye-health of children attending National Child Labour Project (NCLP) funded School in Faridabad, Haryana. 65 children and teachers were screened and treatment in the form of spectacles, eye drops and vitamins for 15 children and teachers was funded by JCBF.

JCBF & ACT - NCLP school jointly conducting basic vision screening.

March, 2012

As part of World Optometry week, JCBF held a programme on‘Eye Health & Nutrition'.A group of 100 senior citizens and college students were present at Vallabh Vidyanagar in Gujarat.Discussions were held on the importance of regular check–up at the Eye Clinic.

JCBF Trustee Jyoti Dave-Singh gave free lectures at Optometry institutions as part of World Optometry week at Amity Medical College, Amity University, Haryana and Nagar School of Optometry in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

August, 2012

The JCBF – HR College project 2012-2013 begins.26 HR College Mumbai students participated to do community service so that the eye-health of Seva Sadan Primary & Secondary schools’ children continue to be looked after from previous years.Two Schools run by Akanksha Foundation at Shindewadi & Kalachowki in Mumbai were adopted.

September 2012

Train the Trainers programme

Trustee Jyoti Dave-Singh teaching HR College Mumbai students how to do ‘Basic vision screening’ at her clinic.

November, 2012

HR college students screening at schools with independent observers marking them on skills

December, 2012

Students of Group 2 screening the children of Akanksha Foundation run Shindewadi School in Dadar, Mumbai

JCBF-HR College - Phase 1: HR college student Groups 1 & 3 screening at Seva Sadan Secondary School, Mumbai.

  • A total of 912 children and teachers were screened
  • 360 Children and teachers will be transported to Primary Eye Centre, Bombay City Eye Hospital at Chowpatty, and Lotus Eye Hospital at Juhu for further treatment in Phase II
  • Next year in Phase II, the children will receive treatment in form of spectacles, eye drops & vitamins and surgery.