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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help


people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented


The class with TV presenter and illustrator.

Junior Painter on News2Day

08 September 2016

Tuesday 6th September will be a day to remember for the girls in 5th Class in St. Brigid’s Haddington Road. Find out what happened... Continue reading


The East Side

19 September 2016

This week our fundraisers will be sticking around the Eastern side of the country. Continue reading

A map of western ireland

Calling on Connaught

05 September 2016

This week, our fundraisers will be heading in to the west, primarily in Counties Mayo and Galway. Continue reading

Judges PJ Lynch and Joan Bergin HELP LAUNCH jUNIOR pAINTER 2017

Ready… steady… paint!

16 August 2016

Junior Painter 2017 was launched this week at the Dublin Convention Centre with help from two of the celebrity judges. Continue reading


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