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SANTA TRAIN 2011

DURHAM PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT EVENT

 

HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

FUNDRAISING PROJECTS

  • Christmas Tree Sales

  • Entertainment Coupon Books

  • Gum Ball Sales

  • UNC Concessions

  • 4th Annual Durham Lions Club Golf Tournament (May 2012)

  • Facility Rental Proceeds – We allow individuals and originations to rent the Durham Lions Club Scout Center for their special events. Proceeds from the special event rentals allow us to provide a facility for a Boy Scout Troop, Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Crew, and two Girl Scout Troops free of charge! Please consider hosting your next event at the Scout Center, which will directly benefit the youth in our community.


 

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SATHI EYE CAMP

We are back in college after a productive summer in Rayavaram , India . The eye camp we hosted was very successful, but we can hardly take credit for all that happened. It was only due to your guidance and support that this camp became a possibility. The camp revealed the dire need for eye care services in Puddhukottai District and we are now working towards transforming the camp site (an ancestral home) into a permanent vision center.

On camp day we examined approximately 250 patients, with 33 of them being referred for and receiving free cataract surgeries at Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai , India . We were very fortunate to receive Aravind Eye Hospital ’s partnership and hope to continue working with them to establish the vision center.

During the camp, we conducted thorough research to assess the effectiveness of our camp. We found that by having a camp site in the rural village the cost barrier to care was decreased to about 3 rupees. 96% of respondents felt that the Rayavaram camp site was an easily accessible eye care provision facility. 100% of respondents believed that the Aravind camp staff was attentive and that the camp was organized and efficient. 100% of respondents also believed that quality of care that they received was good. Given these positive results, we are now in the process of transforming the ancestral home camp site into a permanent vision center.

We’ve identified four recent high school graduates from the community who are from economically disadvantaged families and encouraged them to apply for training at the Aravind Eye Hospital as technicians. These women would not have had an opportunity to gain a degree otherwise. After the completion of training in two years, they will be salaried health technicians permanently staffing the developing Sathi Vision Center .

Malini Veerappan
Rewa Choudhary

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