MILLION EYES is an initiative of Project Vision. It is part of the efforts by Project Vision to spread the eye donation movement. Project Vision is the response to the situation of 39 million people across the globe being blind. India is home to the world’s largest number of blind people with 15 million persons. (WHO 2010).
'Let everyone see'
Eye donation to become a norm globally. Developing such movements in other parts of the country and the world.
Project Vision has designed itself as a movement that can reach out to all sections of the society through its various innovative programs. One such venture, that has been developed by Project Vision is 'Million Eyes International Film Festival'. This program aims at spreading the message of vision to one million people through a short film making contest.
The idea of The Project Vision was conceived by Fr. George Kannanthanam, Catholic Priest and Social Worker. He has been involved with various social programs for the marginalised groups since 25 years. He founded the HOPE Society in 1988 to work among alcoholics and drug addicts. He lived with the leprosy affected persons at the Sumanahalli Centre for 12 years. He initiated SUPPORT centres in Bangalore and Belgaum to provide HIV affected destitute persons care and rehabilitation. Having lived with visually challenged people, Fr George conceived Project Vision along with like minded people to give them sight and a meaningful life.
Project Vision is one of the social projects under the Hope Society. We are based at 28/12, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore, India For Details of the organisation and our work please visit www.theprojectvision.org