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Dec 14th, 2017

Mohammad Saeed’s story

Mohammad Saeed’s story

Saeed, 11, a happy, confident boy and a student of grade 4 in a government school, lives in Baldia Town Karachi along with his parents and two siblings. Though poor, their father Asif, dreams of having his children study and live better lives than he did. Part of a joint family system where he is the primary earner, Asif feels that if he had been educated, their lives would have been much different than what they are today. Even after toiling eleven hours a day working in a chemicals factory for the past three decades, he has no savings to speak of. They live in a rented house and he earns a meager sum of Rs. 350 per day, with which he has to support his three young children, a wife and two unmarried sisters.
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Our 35 Millionth Patient – Mashtama, an 8 year old girl from Quetta.

Mashtama, Our 35 Millionth Patient!

Little Mashtama, from Quetta, was hardly 5 when her parents realized that she had problems with her vision. Matters took a turn for the worse when white spots appeared on her cornea and her eyes started looking opaque.

Her father, a poor farmer, took her to an ophthalmologist who diagnosed that Mashtama suffered from corneal opacity and the only possible cure was corneal transplants. The doctor said that not only would this surgery be completely unaffordable for the farmer, it was not available in Quetta and in any case, procuring a cornea could take years – if there was any possibility at all.
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Sep 18th, 2017

Volunteer has raised £2,400 for the Graham Layton Trust!

Basak Kotler has raised £2,400 for the Graham Layton Trust

VOLUNTEER RAISES £2400 for GLT! Basak Kotler has raised £2,400 for the Graham Layton Trust, in aid of free eye care for the poor in Pakistan! ‘Well-done!’ and a big ‘THANK YOU’ to Basak! Here’s how she did it:

“I recently completed the YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE, climbing Ingleborough, Pen-y-Gent and Whernside, in one day. The route is 24 miles long, starting in Chapel-le-Dale. The cumulative elevation is 5,200 feet, so it’s like climbing about 500 floors of a building!
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Aug 22nd, 2017

Bashir Juma, rickshaw driver, suffered from blurred vision

LRBT helped Bashir, a motor rickshaw driver, with blurred vision

Bashir Juma, 47, is an Afghan refugee. His parents migrated to Pakistan to escape the Afghan-Soviet War. Bashir was just a year old when he came to Pakistan and to him this is home. His father was a labourer and could hardly make ends meet to support Bashir and his other five children. School fees were impossible and Bashir grew up without any schooling. He earns his livelihood by driving a rickshaw. Bashir’s wife is also an Afghan refugee and they have six sons and three daughters.
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Aug 14th, 2017

Pakistan National Anthem sung by students of the Deaf Reach School, Karachi

The Pakistan National Anthem sung by the students of the Deaf Reach School, Karachi. We salute the children and their teachers. We also salute our Founder, the late Graham Layton, who went to Pakistan in 1984 to set up the only safety net the poor have to access free eye care. There are now 75 free, LRBT eye care centres spread across Pakistan. Over the years, more than 35 million poor people have received eye care. Make your own contribution today by donating through: www.glt.org.uk/act-now

The Pakistan National Anthem sung by the students of the Deaf Reach School, Karachi. We salute the children and their teachers. We also salute our Founder, the late Graham Layton, who went to Pakistan in 1984 to set up the only safety net the poor have to access free eye care. There are now 75 free, LRBT eye care centres spread across Pakistan. Over the years, more than 35 million poor people have received eye care. Make your own contribution today by donating through: www.glt.org.uk/act-now

Posted by Graham Layton Trust (GLT) on Montag, 14. August 2017