Activities

January 2019

  • JCBF conducted a vision screening program for the mothers of Akanksha Schools students.
  • A team of optometry students led by Optom Clerita Serrao conducted the screening.
  • A total number of 128 mothers were screened.
  • 26 mothers were referred to Lotus Eye Hospital.

 

 

  • 26 Mothers were taken to Lotus Eye Hospital for further evaluation.
  • Were prescribed with spectacles and one mother required surgery.
  • JCBF supplied free spectacles to 16 mothers.

February 2019

  • VS conducted at university  Women Hostel at Vallabh Vidya Nagar Gujarat with the help of Team from Jethwa Eye Hospital.
  • 200 Students and Staff were screened.
  • 45 students were sent to Jethwa Eye Hospital.
  • 3 were referred for surgery.
  • All costs were borne by JCBF.

 

  • JCBF initiated ‘Clean Harbour Project’ in collaboration with ‘My Dream Colaba’ and Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA)with the intention of cleaning up the Mumbai Harbour waters and the shore at all the 5 Jetties at ‘The Gateway of India’.

 

  • This involves several authorities such as the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), My Dream Colaba (MDC), Royal Bombay Yacht Club (RBYC), Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), The Indian Navy, The Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba Police, Local Corporator Mr. Makarand Narvekar and Coast Guard Western Region.

World Optometry Day Celebrations

  • JCBF Trustee Jyoti Dave-Singh gave a lecture on Myopia Control in children at CHARUSAT University on 23rd March 2019.
  • Optometry students of 4 colleges attended and had a poster presentation competition which was judged by Trustee Jyoti Dave-Singh.

World Optometry Day 23rd March

  • JCBF participated and  sponsored 6 Optometrists to enhance their knowledge to attend Gravitas conference on 30th/31st March.
  • JCBF participated in the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of The International Association of Contact Lens Educators at Gravity conference.

March 2019

  • JCBF conducted a Radio Programme at Gujarat University. Trustee Jyoti Dave-Singh participated by creating awareness on hazards of UV radiation, general eyecare and importance to routine eye examination.
  • March 2019

    • JCBF contributed towards the Advanced Contact Lens Course in their ‘Train the Trainers’ Programme held at Ansal University Gurugram, Haryana for the skill development of fitting Irregular Corneas for sight restoration.

    April 2019

    • JCBF supported Liftman Mr. Balkrishna Vishnu Rane for cataract surgery in both eyes.
    • JCBF supported Mrs. Neelam Katore wife of U.S. Club watchman Vishnu Katore for cataract surgery in both eyes.
    • JCBF supported Santosh Chavan with special type of bifocal spectacles.

    May 2019

    • JCBF ‘CHP’ along with My Dream Colaba (MDC) and Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) conducted an awareness programme with Colaba Police to educate the importance of not throwing plastic in the Apolo Bunder Harbour. Function was hosted by Royal Bombay Yacht Club.
    • SPI Phadtare of Colaba Police cooperated by assuring CHP that fines would be handed out to those members of public under section 115 & 116 of IPC who threw litter in the Harbour waters and at the Gateway of India.

    June 2019

    • JCBF supported children’s education by paying school fees of 4 students in primary school for 2019-2020. Divya Bauri, Tanish Chopra, Harsh & Thanisha Tangarajan. All children are doing well at school.

    July 2019

    • Harshal Pawasker, Umme Salma and Priety Rajak were given free treatment, free contact lenses and free spectacles for their sight restauration. All costs were borne by JCBF.

    August 2019

    • Jyoti Dave-Singh, Managing Trustee help set up ‘Contact Lens & Ophthalmic Dispensing Lab’ at CHARUSAT Optometry Department.
    • A set of Low Vision Diagnostic Set was donated by JCBF.

    September & October 2019

    • VS conducted by Lotus School of Optometry intern students at Akanksha Foundation run school ‘Laxmi Nagar Public School’ Bandra, Mumbai on 21-25 Oct 2019.
    • Total children Screened: 275.
    • Total Teachers screened: 6
    • Total children Referred to Lotus Eye Hospital: 48
    • Total glasses supplied by JCBF: 38 ( 37 Students and 1 teacher)
    • All costs borne by JCBF.

    CHP Inaugural Function 14th November

    • Inaugural Function of ‘Clean Harbour Project’ initiative by JCBF to clean the Mumbai harbour of plastic waste, under the global initiative to ‘SAY NO TO SINGLE USE PLASTIC’ which is polluting our oceans and killing marine life.

    CHP Inaugural Function 14th November

    • The function was on Childrens Day and CMCA children performed a street play “SAVE THE SEA” on educating the public not to throw plastic in the sea. They were wearing tee shirts presented by Taj Palace Hotel.
    • November 25-27th 2019

      • VS conducted by Lotus School of Optometry intern students at Akanksha Foundation run school ‘Natwar Nagar Municipal Public School’ Jogeshwari, Mumbai on 2-3rd/12th/19th.
      • Total children Screened: 296.
      • Total Teachers screened: 7.
      • Total children & teachers Referred to Lotus Eye Hospital: 26 + 2.
      • Total glasses supplied by JCBF.
      • All costs borne by JCBF.

      Launch of Water Garbage Scooper - Nov 2019

      • Jyoticare Foundation has acquired an Eco Friendly designed Water Garbage Scooper (WGS) for environmental protection. WGS is manually propelled over water to collect floating garbage. The zero emissions platform can be manoeuvered in shallow water also and is suitable for harbour use. This design has been based on a device developed by Southern Naval Command, Kochi and then further developed and manufactured by Elecon Peripherals Ltd, a company based in Anand, Gujarat.

      November 25-27th 2019

      • VS conducted by Lotus School of Optometry intern students at Akanksha Foundation run school ‘Natwar Nagar Municipal Public School’ Jogeshwari, Mumbai on 2-3rd/12th/19th.
      • Total children Screened: 296.
      • Total Teachers screened: 7.
      • Total children & teachers Referred to Lotus Eye Hospital: 26 + 2.
      • Total glasses supplied by JCBF.
      • All costs borne by JCBF.

      2-3rd December 2019

      • VS at Special children’s school Savera Foundation, Fort, Mumbai.
      • Total children Screened: 41
      • Total Teachers screened: 3
      • Total children Referred to Dr. Hemalin Samant, pediatric ophthalmologist: 15
      • Total glasses supplied by JCBF 38
      • All costs borne by JCBF

      Sakarba Kanyalai School – Dec 2019

      • VS conducted at Sakarba Kanyalai School, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat.
      • Total number of students screened: 148
      • Referral to Eye Hospital for Special Care: 1
      • Spectacles prescribed: 18
      • All costs borne by JCBF

      Clean Harbour Project Activity - 21st Dec 2019

      • CMCA (Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness) conducted a street play at Sunder Nagar Slum on the Colaba Harbour Coastline.
      • Educated public on the hazards of plastic pollution of the sea.
      • Leaflets of ‘Do Not Throw Plastic Garbage in the Sea’ were distributed by CMCA Children.

      Round Table discussion Meet 23rd December by TERI

      • JCBF Managing Trustee Mrs Jyoti Dave-Singh was invited as a stakeholder to participate at a 'Round Table Discussion' highlighting the theme of plastic pollution and develop an action plan and a white paper through an open dialogue.
      • This was hosted by University of Mumbai, United Nations Environment Programme & The energy & Resources Institute (TERI).

      Round Table discussion Meet 23rd December by TERI

      • CHP work done so far was very much appreciated and Water Garbage Scooper was well accepted.
      • Govt Stakeholders present - University of Mumbai, Environment Dept Mantralaya, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board(MPCB), IIT, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Institute of Polymer Technology & Ferry owners Association.