Seeing is Believing
Do you know that every five seconds, someone in the world goes blind? Today, there are 37 million of people in the world who are blind, where 90% live in the developing countries. In Indonesia itself, there are approximately 1.47 per cent of Indonesia's total population (or around 3,5 million people) who are suffer from two-eyes blindness, where around 60-70 per cent are caused by cataract. According to a data from World Health Organization, Indonesia is currently the second country in the world that has largest blind people. It is one of the main reasons why Standard Chartered Bank continuously fight and prevent the blindness throughout the world, partnering with International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), since 2003.
In Indonesia, Standard Chartered Bank cooperated with Indonesian Ophthalmologist Association (Perdami), held a series of free cataract surgery in various major hospitals in six cities.
This free cataract surgery is also in cooperation with the international non-profit organization, Hellen Keller International, as the lead agency.
In addition, Standard Chartered Bank Indonesia also cooperates with PERTUNI (Persatuan Tuna Netra Indonesia / Indonesian Blind Association, established and managed by all blind people) to provides training for poor blind people with limited skills in Jakarta to produce home industrial products for sales.
Together with PERTUNI, Standard Chartered Bank Indonesia had also organized fundraising events such as:
Various fund raising activities are ongoingly embedded with the business including the sale of wrist bands and teddy bear dolls through the sales centre and branches locations around Indonesia Other fund raising events during sport events (the Executive Blind-Fold Run), employees events, vendor events, etc.
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