Published: 01st March 2017
This teenager will convince you to donate your eyes and help the blind
Greenwood High Student’s Gift Sight, Gift Life initiative hopes to touch millions
Nikhil Sebastian, an 11th grade student from Greenwood High International and an active youth member of the charitable organisation, Rotary International, in association with Ys Men's Club of Green Aster has taken the initiative and conceived a unique humanitarian project to create awareness about eye donation and raise funds to provide free cataract surgeries to the economically weaker sections of the society.
Nikhil has worked for the success of this campaign, approaching multiple organizations, institutions and individuals, all with the aim to help those in need. The tangible fruits of his efforts are seen in the collection of almost Rs. 5 lakhs towards the initiative. The campaign hopes to further reach out to donors who are willing to be a ray of hope for the deprived who lack the means to overcome avoidable blindness.
“The Gift Sight, Gift Life initiative is a humble attempt to honor the dream of millions affected by avoidable blindness by providing them a chance at sight. We have been able to reach out many individuals and institutions to seek support for this initiative and will continue to do so in the future” said Nikhil Sebastian.