At the heart of Shikhar Dhawan Foundation (SDF), lies a vision: to ensure that quality eye care is accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial standing. Bridging the affordability gap in healthcare services is not just our goal; it’s a commitment we’ve shown in action in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Reaching the Unreached
Over the past three months, SDF has extended its services to over 3000 individuals. A startling revelation from our efforts is the huge, unmet demand for eye care in these communities. With around 70 percent of beneficiaries in dire need of spectacles, the scale of this health necessity cannot be ignored. It speaks to a larger issue of neglect and lack of accessibility that many face in their day-to-day lives.
Mobile Eye Checkup Unit: A Step Further
Understanding the pressing need, SDF introduced the Mobile Eye Checkup Unit, dedicated to serving the underserved. This unit is not just a temporary solution but is slated to be operational for a full year, ensuring sustained and long-term impact. The unit has marked its presence in various villages, including:
- Village Hayatpur and Village Nawada
- Village Chandu & Village Dhankot
Recent Outreach Programs
June,July and August was an especially busy month for us, where our teams were on the ground, organizing free eye check-up camps in:
- Village Sadhrana and Village Mohadpur Jharsa
- Village Bamdoli and Ambedkar Colony
- Village Sihi and Saraswati Enclave
- And other locations across Gurugram
These camps are not just about numbers, but they are the embodiment of our dedication to ensuring that underprivileged communities are given the attention and care they rightfully deserve.
The journey so far has been a testament to our unwavering commitment to the NCR region. While the road ahead is long and the challenges many, with the continued support of our well-wishers and the community, we believe we can inch closer to our vision: a world where healthy sight is a right, not a privilege.