The official Standard Chartered Great City Race 2015 beneficiary is Seeing is Believing.
Seeing is Believing is a charitable initiative which helps tackle avoidable blindness around the world. All funds will be matched by Standard Chartered helping to make a long term and positive impact to the lives of thousands of people.
STANDARD CHARTERED GREAT CITY RACE TARGETS $100,000 FOR SEEING IS BELIEVING
The 2015 Standard Chartered Great City Race aims to raise USD 100,000 for the official race beneficiary, Seeing is Believing. The intention is to earmark the funds raised to the ongoing East Africa Seeing is Believing Child Eye Health programme.
All funds will be matched pound for pound by Standard Chartered Bank.
Out of the USD 100 million Seeing is Believing has committed to help tackle avoidable blindness across the world, USD 25million has been set aside to focus specifically on child eye health.
It is estimated between 8,500-10,000 children are blind in the East Africa region. The impact of blindness and visual impairment on children is far greater than for adults. In terms of the impact on reducing years lived with disability, curing a child of blindness is, on average, equivalent to curing 10 adults with cataract blindness. Blindness and visual impairment have serious effects on the educational and employment opportunities of children (less than 10% of blind children attend school).
The East Africa Child Eye Health programme is the first of five flagship childhood projects to be set up by Seeing is Believing. The project, started in 2012 and will run until 2016 in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, with the objective to reach a total of 4 million children aged 0 – 15 years, leading to improved quality of the children’s lives and educational performance.
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“Every team of four who enter this year’s will provide enough funding to train 1 health worker in Primary Eye Care”