Sri Lanka Glasses Appeal
Our Sri Lanka Glasses Appeal helps people with sight loss in the remote region of Kurunegala in Sri Lanka. Through our partnership with the Senehasa Foundation and your generosity we’ve now sent an incredible 2,000 unwanted pairs of glasses to help people with sight loss in Sri Lanka.
How does the Sri Lanka Glasses Appeal Work?
The glasses, donated by people from across the Black Country and Staffordshire, are sent out to the The glasses are then matched by prescription to a person living with sight loss in the region.
How can you donate your old glasses?
Any old or unwanted glasses can be donated to the Sri Lanka Glasses Appeal by popping into Beacon Opticians Plus at our centre in Sedgley or through any of the seven Beacon Vision charity shops around the region.
Recycled spectacles boost – September 2018
Manapaha Foundation is delighted to have received an additional 635 pairs of recycled spectacles to support a rural farming communities in Sri Lanka. Very special thanks to the Co-op and Scorpious who kindly donated a large percentage of these. These glasses change lives and communities as well as improve people’s emotional and social wellbeing.
New Library Opened
Manapaha Foundation recently opened (August 2018) a new English Library to help the local community read and write in English. Thanks to kind donations, which included 2,500 books and six computers, we are able to further help the people of the Kurunegala region through education – opening new doors and opportunities.
An eye camp for 300 children was set up recently and helped 30 children obtain spectacles. In addition, some young children were diagnosed with serious eye conditions which they were not aware of and the Manapaha Foundation was able to help them by acting early – preventing long-term damage.
Manapaha Foundation helped a young girl some years ago who has since grown massively after her first contact with the foundation. Naomi was initially suffering from emotional problems, nightmares and social exclusion because of her sight loss. She is now able to read and write in Braille. As a result, her confidence has increased, and she is now much more self-assured in social settings. She has also gone on to win local running events and has taken part in a local singing competition which she also took top prize in.
If you would like to help with Braille English books, please donate your unwanted books to us here at Beacon.