Charitable donations from sponsors worldwide make all of Sankara’s surgeries possible. Throughout the year, the foundation holds fundraising events across the globe. The donations are used to maintain eight strategically located eye-care centers that provide outreach services to impoverished rural areas in India. From these Sankara eye hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals visit villages to treat people suffering from eye disease, eye injuries, near blindness, and other eye conditions.
About the Author
Rao Chalasani is a NY-based IT professional and senior executive at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. As an American of Indian heritage with family in the New Jersey-New York region, he does his part to ensure that the rural poor of India can experience a better future. To this end, Mr. Chalasani sponsors Sankara Eye Foundation on a regular basis.