Welcome to this special 20th anniversary issue of Focus.
Having worked for Sightsavers Ireland for seven years, I’m thrilled to have recently taken over as CEO. And I’m delighted that one of my first tasks is to bring you this special issue of Focus. That’s because it celebrates you, our wonderful sight savers, and the life-changing difference you make to million of adults and children, including seven-year-old Luyando from Zambia, who features on the cover.
We’ve achieved a lot together, and I’m sure you’ll be proud of all the happiness you’re bringing to children and adults who might otherwise be living without sight. There’s also a personal, heartfelt message from our patron, Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland, which I hope you’ll treasure – because we truly treasure you.
My warmest wishes,
CEO, Sightsavers Ireland
Did you know?
Globally, 1 billion people are thought to have a visual impairment that is unaddressed or could have been prevented. Learn how to help
Sightsavers Bangladesh is commemorating 50 years of work to protect sight and fight for disability rights. Since 1973, Sightsavers and partners have performed more than two million cataract operations in Bangladesh and supported 10,000 people with disabilities through inclusive education and vocational training.
Watch the video to learn about our work in Bangladesh.