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Help a Child Like Takia This Easter

Seven-year-old Takia lives in the Chandpur region of Bangladesh. When Takia developed vision issues her parents were filled with worry and uncertainty.

“We noticed seven to eight months ago that our daughter cannot see properly,” Hawa recalled. “She could not see small letters in her books. Also, when she ate, she could not see if the rice fell off the plate.”

Takia’s eyesight issues meant that she needed assistance carrying out day to day tasks. Unable to follow her lessons, she soon dropped out of school.

Takia with her mother Hawa at home in Bangladesh.

The cataracts impacting her vision also made it hard for her to play with children her own age and she was also mocked by them. Takia's mother said that this made her feel inferior and lonely.

“I was extremely worried for her. “What if my child cannot live a happy life” is the worst kind of thought a mother can have,” confided Hawa. “All I could think about was how my daughter would live her life, get educated and live on her own.”

However Takia’s future started to look a bit brighter when Hawa took her daughter to get her eyes tested at a Women-Led Green Vision Centre in their local area.

“Upon reaching the camp, they examined her eyes and told us that she had cataracts and scheduled a date for us to visit the vision centre for further examinations. They then referred us to Mazharul Haque BNSB Eye Hospital for Takia’s first surgery.”

Takia got her eyes tested at a Women-Led Green Vision Centre.

As Takia’s bandages are removed after her surgery, her smile lights up the room. She exclaimed: “I am see­ing every­thing more clear­ly now after a long peri­od. I am feel­ing so hap­py that I will be able to return to my studies.”

This Easter, children all over the world are still in-need of their sight-saving operation. Will you give an Easter gift today and help to save a child's sight?

  • £10 could help provide sight-saving equipment
  • £20 could help train a nurse on board the flying eye hospital
  • £30 could provide a life changing cataract operation to restore a child’s sight
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