WHERE DOES THE DONATED MONEY Go?
All the money collected throughout the Charityrun@HSG 2020 will be donated to OneDollarGlasses, an organisation that’s goal it is to provide people from developing countries with affordable and locally produced eyewear. A clear eyesight is the foundation of any education, which is why we think it is so important to take action in this area. With this year’s project, we want to help giving people a clearer future and facilitate equal opportunities.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT ONEDOLLARGLASSES
Worldwide, more than 150 million people are in need of a pair of glasses. Most of these people however live in poor regions, where the access to affordable eyewear is very limited. This makes it difficult for them to learn, to work and to provide for their families.
The OneDollarGlasses. They consist of a lightweight, flexible spring steel frame with prefab lenses and can be manufactured locally using simple bending machines. The material costs: approximately 1 US $.
Main focus: to provide people from poor regions with glasses (especially children)
Also: training the locals to become opticians
OneDollarGlasses is active in many countries all around the globe (e.g. Myanmar, India, Kenya, Bolivia)
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