Unit4 is supporting iCare to return sight to hundreds of blind and partially sighted
Posted by Terje Kaasa
Approximately 40 million people in the world are blind or partially sighted. 80% could have their sight restored with the right treatment. In cooperation with The Norwegian Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted and their iCare initiative, Unit4 is helping return sight to hundreds through sponsored eye camps. The most recent camp Unit4 funded was in March 2015 in Nepal, just weeks before the devastating earthquake. A team of experienced eye doctors and assistants travelled to a remote area of Nepal and hundreds of people from nearby villages attended for free treatment. Many suffer from cataracts and can regain sight through a simple procedure. The cataract surgery takes less than 5 minutes and costs just 30 Euro. Two of Unit4’s employees were lucky enough to go along and witness the great work iCare does changing people’s lives. In two days, thanks to iCare, our camp was able to give eye treatment to 750 people and give the vision back to more than 100 Nepalese blind people. A truly great cause that is really making a difference to people around the world. Take a look at a video showing the incredible work this organization does: iCare from Unit4 Video on Vimeo. In 2013, Unit4 was awarded the European CSR award for its work with The Norwegian Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted to make its software available to the blind and partially sighted.