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Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:47

Ohio, USA/Kathmandu: American Scout youth leader Ilesh Singh, one of the brightest students of Dublin Jerome High School, Dublin Ohio fundraised through the Scout Eagle Project, and had been able to donate 86 white canes to the needy blinds of Bright Star Society during the program jointly held by Blind Rocks, a non-profit organization in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.


American Scout youth leader Ilesh Singh donated 86 white canes to the needy blinds of Bright Star Society, Kathmandu in March, 2018. Photos courtesy: Ilesh Singh

After the devastating earthquake in 2015, a lot of the Nepali blind population lost their canes and have reverted to using mere sticks that do not appropriately suit their needs. The 7.8 magnitude of devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 which killed more than 8 thousands lives and more than 2 million people affected.

American Scout youth leader Ilesh Singh donated 86 white canes to the needy blinds of Bright Star Society, Kathmandu in March, 2018. Photos courtesy: Ilesh Singh

According to Nepal Census 2011, the population of Blind is 96,000. Likewise, according to Global Data on Visual Impairments 2010 report by World Health Organization, there are estimated 285 million visually impaired people in the world, 39 million blind and 246 million having low vision.

American Scout youth leader Ilesh Singh donated 86 white canes to the needy blinds of Bright Star Society, Kathmandu in March, 2018. Photos courtesy: Ilesh Singh

 

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