Global Activism: Restoring Sight To India’s Blind

Blindfolded women walk in a row to join visually impaired people during a ‘Blind Walk’ in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Some 600 people participated in the walk that was organized to create awareness about blindness and encourage people to donate their eyes, the organizers said.
Blindfolded women walk in a row to join visually impaired people during a 'Blind Walk' in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Some 600 people participated in the walk that was organized to create awareness about blindness and encourage people to donate their eyes, the organizers said. Aijaz Rahi / AP Photo
Blindfolded women walk in a row to join visually impaired people during a ‘Blind Walk’ in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Some 600 people participated in the walk that was organized to create awareness about blindness and encourage people to donate their eyes, the organizers said.
Blindfolded women walk in a row to join visually impaired people during a 'Blind Walk' in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Some 600 people participated in the walk that was organized to create awareness about blindness and encourage people to donate their eyes, the organizers said. Aijaz Rahi / AP Photo

Global Activism: Restoring Sight To India’s Blind

One out of three of the world’s blind people are living in India, according to the Naperville, IL-based Blind Foundation for India (BFI). Two million children in India suffer from blindness and only 5% of them receive any education.

Activist Manu Vora, president and founding director of BFI joins us for our Global Activism series to update us on his work that’s restored sight to over 160,000 people in India through inexpensive cataract removal and other treatments.