The COFRA Foundation is a long standing Orbis partner who has been generously supporting our work for over a decade. After initially providing financial and gift-in-kind donations, the Foundation decided to focus their efforts on developing child friendly eye health centres in rural Bangladesh, in keeping with the country’s National Childhood Blindness Project which aimed to establish two new paediatric centres in the country. This target has now been achieved and surpassed thanks to the COFRA Foundation’s support.
The first centre was completed in collaboration with Ismalia Eye Hospital, Orbis’s longest standing partner hospital in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. A further three hospitals in three rural districts were established as part of this project thanks to the COFRA Foundation’s funding from 2011 to 2016.
The second paediatric centre was established at the De’ep Eye Care Foundation (shown below) which COFRA Foundation have supported for five years from 2011 – 2016. This type of sustained funding phased over several years has meant that thousands of children from five neighbouring districts have had access to quality eye care by Orbis trained professionals.
Established in 2011, The Cofra Foundation aims to improve the social, economic and environmental conditions across the cotton and apparel value chain in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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