Meet Parmila – known as the “selfless mother” – transforming the lives of women in Nepal


Parmila, as the selfless mother, travels to the island of Sri Lanka in Nepal by boat to provide health and eye care services to women in need with our Youth Outreach Team.

Parmila is from Sri Lanka, a small island located in the middle of a mighty river called Koshi and one of the remotest settlements in eastern Nepal. It can only be reached by boat, as pictured above, and is inhabited by people living with financial means. 

When our Youth Outreach Team visited the island, they learned that there were many cataract patients, but only the men had been prioritized to receive care. The women were confined to household chores, and their eyesight was thought to be less important. Sadly, these women believed  that this was their fate – to live in darkness forever. 

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The leaders of tomorrow thank you!

Photo: Eye screening at Sree Saat Mul Secondary School – Nepal

Whitney Houston sang it loud & clear: “Children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way!” 

Sometimes, the leaders of tomorrow need support to succeed. For kids who struggle to see, life can be a challenge. They miss school, are ostracized by peers when their eyes appear different, & often face issues with self-esteem

Our school screening programs are designed to address this. We bring eye care to students, teachers, and parents exactly where they are – in the classroom!

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