World Sight Day Celebration

TCF along with its partners celebrated World Sight Day on October 10th. On behalf of the people in need, that TCF serves in Nigeria we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the following well wishers and friends of TCF:

  • Spectranet Nigeria, the founding partner of Katsina Eye Centre, to support 550 plus Eye surgeries in Katsina.
  • Savitri Waney Charitable Trust for their special efforts in mobilising additional funds for 135 eye surgeries at Kebbi Eye Centre in United Kingdom.
  • Friends from Iceland for spreading awareness and generating funds during their producers meet in Iceland for supporting 1142 Eye Surgeries at Calabar Eye Centre.

Moreover, with the support of Jawa International to commemorate World Sight Day, TCF organised a special program at the Katsina Eye Centre which was attended by Alh. Mannir Ibrahim Talba, Honourable Commissioner of Health, Mr. Varkey Verghese, MD Jawa International Ltd., beneficiaries, friend and well wishers of Katsina Eye Centre and staff.

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WonderWork

"WonderWork is pleased to join hands in partnership with TCF to provide 20/20 vision for the 20 million needlessly blind in the world. We applaud TCF's extraordinary work delivering high quality, life-changing cataract surgery for patients in the most remote areas of Nigeria." DeLois Greenwood, Senior Advisor, Global Programs, WonderWork

WonderWork is the world’s first major charity focused on the problem of lack of access to surgery in the developing world. 40+ million children and adults are waiting for surgery and will never receive it unless someone helps them.

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Vitol Foundation

"The Vitol Foundation has been partnering with Tulsi Chanrai’s programmes to rehabilitate hand pumps in Nigeria since 2011 and we have been consistently impressed with their professionalism and impact.  It is exciting to see the scale TCF is now reaching and their very positive growth trajectory in partnership with the Government of Nigeria. We hope to visit the project in person over the coming year to see for ourselves the efficiency and effectiveness with which TCF operate.” Ms. Rebecca Brooke, WASH Programme Manager, Vitol Foundation.

In addition, to the benefits that Vitol’s core business brings to communities across the world, the organisation also support long-term development projects and emergency aid through the Vitol Foundation.

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World Sight Day

“About 285 million people around the world are visually impaired. Four out of five cases are avoidable.” World Health Organisation, July 2013.

TCF has been instrumental in achieving Eye Health in Nigeria by partnering with several State Governments and donors. We are proud to share that we have restored vision of 91,237 people through our Eye Centres across Nigeria as on August 31st, 2013.     

This year World Sight Day 2013 falls on Thursday, 10th October 2013. We encourage our friends and well-wishers to come forward to support eye surgeries at the Eye Centres to brighten up more lives in Nigeria.    

To sponsor eye surgeries please register your commitment by clicking here.

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Potable Water Transforming Way of Life

The life of about 2890 women in Gwanga community of Kaita local Government area in Katsina, a Northern State in Nigeria revolved around fetching water from the only well, which is believed to be more than 58 years old. Drawing water from a 40 metres deep well has left a mark of the rope on the palms of young children and women in the area. The rope mark on the palm is not a matter of concern because that's how the women have been identified from that area for decades.

About 24 years ago, in 1989 the Katsina Government installed a handpump in the community to ensure potable water. However due to lack of maintenance of the handpump, it did not yield potable water for a long period of time and this forced people to go back to their old source of water.

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