Sightsavers Test Ways To Expand Outreach Efforts At A Minimal Cost

Sightsavers has been looking for a way to incorporate more inclusive eye health programs for people with disabilities. Sightsavers, world-renowned urban eye health care program in Bhopal, India, trialled various methods and modalities during the year of 2016 and 2017. The various approaches are used as a process to glean and consolidate any associated information with the program to provide a foundation for building the next series of inclusive projects to improve upon.


The beta project has provided extremely useful information along with learning how to manage the accessibility to health care services associated with eyes in order to help marginalized communities and people. The project has also proven that there are certain instances whereby particular eye events dictate inclusion however, other circumstances prove not to be so inclusive. One of the main factors of the project is to help Sightseers to gain a better understanding of how the process works so that everyone involved can help facilitate smoother transitions.


Sightseers Learn The Following


By increasing commitment, awareness and understanding to all parties involved which include organizational levels and partners, helps to formulate the necessary base to facilitate action. The project provides necessary elemental factors and sound motivational imperatives to formulate the necessary adjustments needed to actively include the mainstream into sightseers existing projects. By providing training and sensitivity to actively help form people’s views on disability inclusion ane gender equality are a fundamental part to making projects more inclusive. In addition, it’s now possible for them to have a great improvement of individuals ability to access facilities and premises for anyone with sensory impairments, physical impairments through non-complicated interventions and measures in partner hospitals. However, no one should assume that the task(s) is easy by any means. One necessary agreement must be achieve by senior level management and that is they need to commit the necessary funds to help facilitate various solutions that may be needed to overcome barriers existing and the infrastructure of older and current buildings. Also, leadership of individuals with disabilities is sorely needed to create positions that help formulate and implementing inclusive development(leading accessibility audits, implementing sensitivity training, etc.). It’s a highly persuasive elemental factor in dismissing current stigmas and stereotypes, participation in issues, and raising awareness. The thing that helps is for all involved in the project to reach out to marginalized groups which helps to improve their connection to like-minded organizations which in turn increases building wider stakeholder networks. Not to mention, the effort broadens the reach for more inclusive development, new constructive partnerships and operations with other proactive individuals. With respect to Bhopal, an existing program allowed for a targeted outreach with minimal cost derived from the eye camp outreach practice and was found to have no negative impact on the current project focal points for primary level screening by expanding to work with marginalized groups. The outreach efforts indicate that it is possible to expand and include other groups, etc at a minimal cost.