Seeing is Believing

In 2003, to celebrate our 150th anniversary, our employees launched Seeing is Believing, which aimed to help restore the sight of individuals around the world.

  • In 2003, we aimed to restore the sight of 28,000 people across the globe. We doubled that target and helped 56,000 people to regain their sight.
  • Our second target of raising USD6 million was reached one year ahead of schedule and we are on target to have contributed to one million sight restorations by World Sight Day 2007.

Inspired by these achievements we consulted with leading eyecare agencies and the World Health Organisation (WHO). On World Sight Day 2006 Seeing is Believing announced its most ambitious target yet and broadened its scope from curing blindness to critically to helping prevent avoidable blindness

Seeing is Believing aims to raise USD10 million by World Sight Day 2010 to fund medical, community and education projects to make a difference to the lives of 10 million people across 20 countries.

In Taiwan, projects we work with partners includes:

  • Annual sponsorship to visually impaired runners in GROE since 2004 and was recognised Special Achievement Award in 2007.
  • Fund raising with NTD5.5 million in total from employees for those who had lost their eyesight in developing countries during 2004 to 2007.
  • Working with Henry Wanyoike, world-record visually impaired runner and ambassador for “Seeing is Believing” in a fun run event to inspire visually impaired people and volunteering running guides from Standard Chartered.
  • Sponsorship to Visually Impaired Runner Team in 2008 Uni-Presidnet Cup Triathlon and continually in all other sports competitions.

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