Every week Peace Fund Radio brings stories of children who not only successfully do what seems impossible to others, but do so in the spirit of helping others and making the world a much better place. One of those children is Yash Gupta.
Yash saw a need and continues to fill it. In his own words:
I myself have worn glasses since I was only 5 years old. As a freshman at Northwood High School, however, I broke my glasses sparring taekwondo and had to go to school without them for about a week as a new pair was made. I began to appreciate glasses, which I initially took as an afterthought and their impact on my education. Without glasses, it is impossible to focus, see, or learn in the classroom, and after this incident, I realized the importance they had on my own life. After some research, I learned that there were millions of children who lacked a basic pair of glasses, even though millions of pairs were discarded annually, and I founded Sight Learning, a 501(c)(c) certified non-profit organization that collects and distributes used eyeglasses to students around the world who need them and makes sure that every child has an opportunity to receive a quality education.
Sight Learning realizes that " Vision is an essential part of learning, and without it, students are unfairly prevented from achieving their full potential. Sight Learning aims to solve this by donating the millions of used pairs of glasses around the world to the students who need them in order to get an education and make the most of their potential. "
In the year of "20-20", The Peace Fund makes this one of their first initiatives for the year. Please, give what you can - for better sight throughout the world.