World Sight Day 2014
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Let’s celebrate together World Sight Day!
In the developing countries, every minute a child looses the sense of sight. However, 80% of these cases could be avoidable. L’OCCITANE and its Foundation get committed for supporting the visually impaired and fighting avoidable blindness in developing countries. Since 2006, more than 500,000 people have received eye care thanks to the Foundation.
Union for Vision
Throughout the year, L’OCCITANE is committed for Sigh. By supporting NGOs, the Foundation is financing training of medical staff and eye care programs mainly in Burkina Faso. A network of correspondents in our subsidiaries also allows L’OCCITANE to support the visually impaired in the countries where we operate. This year, the Foundation also honored the work of three eye care professionals: during the World Ophthalmology Congress, the L’OCCITANE Sight Award, a 50,000€ award, has been handed to Dr. Clare Gilbert, for her project research in Bangladesh: in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of school eye health programs, 10,000 children will be screened. The L’OCCITANE Foundation is also partner of the “Eye Health Leaders” initiative: two travel grants were awarded to two eye care professionals to allow them to attend the IAPB conference in Paris.
Get committed with L'OCCITANE for Sight
Every year, since 2000, L’OCCITANE has created a solidarity product for sight. This year, 100% of the profits* of the shea solidarity soap will support projects to fight avoidable blindness mainly in Burkina Faso. You can find this apricot scent solidarity soap in the L’OCCITANE stores. Last year, almost 180,000€ were raised thanks to the solidarity soap for sight. The L’OCCITANE Foundation could for instance launch a new project in Burkina Faso with the NGO Sight Savers. Thanks to this project, 40,000 people will be treated against onchocerciasis and trachoma, blinding neglected tropical diseases.
*Sales price in store minus taxes, transport and production costs.*
Show your support!
You can find and download all our World Sight Day 2014 wall papers (link) in our goodies webpage.