Improving vision to improve education

We're training teachers in Indonesia to test for eye issues in the classroom.


Improving vision in Indonesia

Through a joint partnership between Seeing is Believing and Helen Keller International, we're establishing school-based and community-based systems for identifying and treating cases of avoidable blindness.

Identifying issues through classroom eye tests

We've helped improve the vision of nearly 109,000 students, by training teachers in the classrooms how to test for eye issues.

At 14 years old, Siti found that she couldn’t read the board in class. When her teacher was trained to give eye screenings, Siti discovered that she couldn’t even see the largest letter on the eye chart. After being given glasses, Siti can now see the board and is excelling in class and aims to become a teacher herself.

Our impact

The programme has recently ended, and its presence in Indonesia has meant that:

  • Over 100,000 students have been screened by trained teachers - 20,381 needed and were given glasses
  • Over 1,500 teachers have been trained to deliver eye screenings
  • 25,000 beneficiaries through community awareness.

What’s next?

Helping others to see

We've committed to raising USD100 million by 2020 to help tackle avoidable blindness.

About our programme

Our priorities

We contribute much more than profits. Through our business, we can be a force for good.

About our priorities

Restoring sight in Dhaka

Like almost 30% of people living in the slums of Dhaka, Jainab and Abal can't afford eye-care.

Read their story

Sustainability Summary

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We recognise the role we can play in promoting economic and social development in our markets.


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