Sightsavers-Preventing Preventable Blindness

Sightsavers is hard at work all over the world getting information out about preventable blindness as well as being proactive and preventing it from occurring and treating it whenever possible. Unfortunately, 39 million people are blind simply because of their living conditions or because they are poor. They do not have access to the basics that many of us take for granted such as clean drinking water and they do not have access to proper medical care.

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Sightsavers is helping to cure many of the diseases that cause blindness and if blindness is permanent, helping those who are blind to live independently. They are helping those living in remote areas to live normal lives and to get the care that they deserve and need when they would otherwise have to suffer from their condition.

By educating people on the very real situation that so many are living with, Sightsavers is drawing in a lot of support. Recently a group of pub runners raised £2,500 to help raise money for the cause. They were touched when they heard the story of Laurinda, whose sight was restored through the efforts of Sightsavers and decided that they wanted to help out. They realized that so many people live in conditions every day and that the minor injuries that some of the members of their team suffered through were well worth it.

Sightsavers is on a mission to eliminate preventable blindness. Most eye conditions are treatable with low-cost treatments. Every year Sightsavers trains over 150 thousand cataract surgeons, specialty teachers, primary eye care workers, and community volunteers. Sightsavers completes their work with the help of local partners in over 30 countries such as Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Health teams visit very remote villages and hold eye camps to help educate, and treat eye problems.

When it comes to the right to vote in Cameroon, Nanny Powers wants other people with disabilities to know that their voice counts. Nanny founded the National Association of Persons with Short Stature, a disability organisation for people with restricted growth. She says, “The first time I tried to vote… the voting box was too high [for me to reach]! I was not aware, I didn’t know my rights. I didn’t know that disabled people have the right to vote, I didn’t know if it was for a certain class and a certain age. I’d reached the age to vote and I was battling for the rights of little people and a woman came and said, ‘You have the right to vote.’ That’s how I started.” Read her full story: https://www.putusinthepicture.org/story/nanny-powers/ 📷 Maria Fsadni #Sightsavers #InThePicture #MakeItCount #LeaveNoOneBehind #disability #inclusion #socialinclusion #humanrights #inclusiveeducation #education #educationiskey #educationforall #educationmatters #inclusionmatters #inclusionworks #equalrights #equality #womeninspire

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If someone is in need of treatment, they are taken care of right away before their condition has the chance to worsen. Through the help of Sightsavers people who are very poor or live in very remote areas of the world are getting the help that they desperately need.

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Pete Briger: the Financial Titan

Peter Briger is an American finance manager known for his operational, management and leadership roles in finance management. During his lifetime career, he has built an excellent reputation in the finance industry. Peter Briger served as a Board of Directors member at Fortress Investment Group since November 2006. Later in August 2009, he was elected as the Co-Chairman. His leadership in Fortress Investment Group is notable since March 2002 where he served as a Management Committee member. Fortress Investment Group LLC is an American leading and highly ranked investment Management Company. It is known for its leading role in managing alternative assets extending its services to private equity, liquid markets, credit and traditional asset management worldwide.

Alternative assets mostly refer to foreign venture preferences like bottles of wine or work of art but still encompass housing investments. In response to the 2007/8 financial crisis, central banks initiated asset purchasing programs. This step led to substantial gains extending appraisal to many leading to equity and bond buy and sell that attracted significant financiers. Peter Briger is known as a titan in the world of finance. Before his career in Fortress Investment Group, Peter was a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. Where he worked for 15 years since 1996. During his career at Goldman Sachs & Co, he was a member of numerous committees such as the Asian Management Committee and the Global Control and Compliance Committee.

Peter is responsible for two divisions at Fortress; the property and the credit finance industry. Also, he is an expert in matters regarding distressed amount overdue with a team of more than 300 persons. Peter Bridger attended Princeton University where he acquired Bachelor of Arts. Later, he joined the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business where he received an M.B.A. his financial skills paved the way for him into the world of financial institutions winning him top managerial positions since his graduation. Fortress has gained for his leadership and expertise where it has managed assets in a surplus of $65 billion. Known for his philanthropist role, Peter Briger serves on the Tipping Point board, a non-organization in San Francisco helping low-income families.