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Grants Approved at the August 2014 Lions Quest Advisory Committee Meeting: 22 Grants Totaling US$1,216,054

India, Multiple District 316 — A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in MD316 to host 60 Lions Quest workshops and 37 seminars, reaching 150 schools over three years. This expansion will benefit approximately 36,000 students.

India, Multiple District 317 — A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in MD317 to host 60 Lions Quest workshops and 37 seminars, reaching 150 schools over three years. This expansion will benefit approximately 36,000 students.

India, Multiple District 318 — A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in MD318 to host 60 Lions Quest workshops and 37 seminars, reaching 150 schools over three years. This expansion will benefit approximately 36,000 students.

India, Multiple District 321 — A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in MD321 to host 40 Lions Quest workshops, 15 seminars and 15 follow-up seminars over three years, reaching 200 schools. This expansion will benefit approximately 40,000 students.

India, Multiple District 322 — A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in MD322 to host 40 Lions Quest workshops, 15 seminars and 15 follow-up seminars over three years, reaching 200 schools. This expansion will benefit approximately 40,000 students.

India, Multiple District 324-AB — A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in MD324-AB to host 60 Lions Quest workshops and 37 seminars, reaching 150 schools over three years. This expansion will benefit approximately 40,000 students.

Japan, District 332-A — A grant of US$7,500 was given to Lions in District 332-A to host one Lions Quest workshop and one seminar. The district will also create one model school, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 229 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 333-A — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 333-A to host four Lions Quest workshops, two seminars and two follow-up seminars. The district will also create four model schools, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 1,056 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 334-A — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 334-A to host five Lions Quest training workshops and one follow-up workshop. The district will also create one model school, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 2,502 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 334-B — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 334-B to host 10 training workshops, one seminar and one follow-up workshop for Lions Quest. The district will also create two model schools, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 2,414 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 334-D — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 334-D to host five workshops, six seminars and one follow-up workshop for Lions Quest. The district will also create two model schools, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 1,125 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 335-A — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 335-A to host seven Lions Quest workshops, two seminars and three follow-up workshops. The district will also create two model schools, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 1,140 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 336-C — A grant of US$23,990 was given to Lions in District 336-C to host four Lions Quest workshops and two seminars. The district will also create one model school, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 740 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 336-D — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 336-D to host four Lions Quest workshops, three seminars and two follow-up workshops. The district will also create two model schools, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 858 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 337-B — A grant of US$24,000 was given to Lions in District 337-B to host four Lions Quest workshops, eight seminars and one follow-up workshop. The district will also create two model schools, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 900 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 337-C — A grant of US$18,000 was given to Lions in District 337-C to host five Lions Quest workshops and three seminars. The district will also create one model school, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 1,128 students will benefit from this grant.

Japan, District 337-D — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 337-D to host five Lions Quest workshops, one seminar and one follow-up workshop. The district will also create four model schools, where all grades are taught Lions Quest principles. Approximately 1,165 students will benefit from this grant.

Madagascar, District 403-B — A grant of US$20,197 was given to Lions in District 403-B to work with the Ministry of Education in implementing Lions Quest for students in three schools as a pilot for the program. The Lions will also conduct one workshop. Approximately 530 students will benefit from the implementation of this program.

Mexico, District B-2 — A grant of US$50,000 was given to Lions in District B-2 to expand Lions Quest by conducting five workshops to implement the program into 20 middle schools. This will benefit approximately 2,200 students.

Sri Lanka, Multiple District 306 — A grant of US$81,617 was given to Lions in MD306 to expand Lions Quest in 50 schools and to host three training workshops. Approximately 9,000 students will benefit from the expansion of Lions Quest in Sri Lanka.

Turkey, Multiple District 118 — A grant of US$90,750 was given to Lions in MD118 to translate and adapt new Lions Quest materials next year, as well as to conduct 24 training workshops. Approximately 25,000 students will benefit as a result of this grant.

United States, District 22-W — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in the state of Maryland (District 22-W) to hold six training workshops. Two workshops will train teachers, counselors and therapists in two schools, and four workshops will train youth service workers. More than 1,600 youth will benefit as a result of this grant.

United States, Multiple District 23 — A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in the state of Connecticut (MD23) to hold 12 training workshops in three school districts. This implementation will benefit approximately 30,000 students.

Grants Approved at the August 2014 SightFirst Advisory Committee Meeting: 26 Grants Totaling US$8,063,304

Brazil, District LA-3 — A grant of US$215,490 was awarded to Lions in District LA-3 to purchase diagnostic equipment and assistive devices for three low vision centers in northeastern Brazil. Four ophthalmologists and 24 therapists will be trained in low vision service provision and 80 Lions will be trained in basic eye screening. More than 3,000 people will benefit from this three-year project.

Chad, District 403-B — A grant of US$660,077 was awarded to the Lions of Chad and the Organisation pour la Prévention de la Cécité (a Paris-based non-governmental organization) for 5,674 trichiasis surgeries in two regions of Chad: Guérat and Salamat. Training will be provided to more than 1,400 health care staff.

Djibouti, District 403-B — A grant of US$372,745 will support the Djibouti’s eye care system. This includes human resource training, provision of basic diagnostic equipment and 3,000 cataract surgeries for the most underserved in the country. In total, two ophthalmologists and eight ophthalmic nurses will be provided training and continuing medical education.

Ethiopia, District 411-A — A grant of US$2,000,000 was awarded to the Lions of Ethiopia and The Carter Center to assist the Amhara Regional Health Bureau in implementing trachoma strategies. This includes operations for 50,900 trichiasis patients, the distribution of 18.6 million doses of Zithromax™ and Tetracycline ointment, providing community education on environmental change and facial cleanliness to 3,400 villages and 7,800 schools, and the construction of 150,000 latrines across the state.

Ethiopia, District 411-A — A grant of US$250,000 was awarded to the Lions of Ethiopia and The Carter Center to help Ethiopia eliminate river blindness. Funding will provide treatments for 6 million people, as well as the training of 90,000 community drug distributors.

Iceland, Multiple District 109 — A US$70,000 grant was awarded to the Lions of Iceland to support 2014 World Sight Day activities in Reykjavik. Funds will be used to purchase needed eye care equipment for the University Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology.

India, District 316-F — A US$127,125 grant was given to Lions in District 316-F to enhance the diabetic retinopathy program at the K.V. Reddy Memorial Lions Eye Hospital in Bodhan. It is estimated that 22,000 diabetic people will benefit from this upgrade.

India, District 321-D — A US$25,000 grant was given to Lions in District 321-D to upgrade the Lions Eye Hopistal in Adampur Doaba with new equipment. It is estimated that 8,000 people will benefit from this project.

India, District 321-F — A US$1,178,625 grant was given to Lions in District 321-F to help construct the Lions Lala Vidya Sagar Oswal Advance Eye Care and Training Center in Ludhiana. It is estimated that 102,000 people will benefit from this new hospital wing.

India, District 322-F — A US$900,000 grant was given to Lions in District 322-F to help construct the Lions Lala Vidya Sagar Oswal Charitable Eye Hospital and Ophthalmic Training Institute in Siliguri. It is estimated that 442,200 people will benefit from this new facility.

India, District 323-D1 — A US$86,690 was given to Lions in District 323-D1 to upgrade the Lions Eye Hopistal in Sangli. It is estimated that 270,000 people will benefit from this equipment.

Mali, District 403-A — A grant of US$250,000 will help the Lions of Mali and The Carter Center to assist Mali’s efforts to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem by 2017. The project will support 4,200 trichiasis surgeries and training for trichiasis surgeons and community volunteers.

Nepal, District 325-A1 — A grant of US$57,500 was awarded to Lions in District 325-A1 to provide 1,500 cataract surgeries to indigent populations in rural, underserved and geographically remote areas of the country.

Nepal, District 325-A2 — A grant of US$57,500 was awarded to Lions in District 325-A1 to provide 1,500 cataract surgeries to indigent populations in rural, underserved and geographically remote areas of the country.

Nepal, District 325-B1 — A grant of US$57,500 was awarded to Lions in District 325-A1 to provide 1,500 cataract surgeries to indigent populations in rural, underserved and geographically remote areas of the country.

Nepal, District 325-B2 — A grant of US$115,000 was awarded to Lions in District 325-A1 to provide 3,000 cataract surgeries to indigent populations in rural, underserved and geographically remote areas of the country.

Niger, District 403-A — A grant of US$425,000 was awarded to the Lions of Niger and The Carter Center to assist Niger’s efforts to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem. The project will support 7,956 trichiasis surgeries and training for trichiasis surgeons and community volunteers.

Sri Lanka, Multiple District 306 — A grant of US$187,500 was awarded to Lions in Multiple District 306 to provide 6,250 cataract surgeries to underserved populations in Sri Lanka. Five Lions eye hospitals will lead outreach efforts, with the support of local Lions membership to provide cataract surgical services to patients who would otherwise be unable to access eye care services.

Uganda, District 411-B — A grant of US$200,000 to the Lions of Uganda and The Carter Center was awarded to help Uganda eliminate river blindness. Funding will provide 1.1 million treatments and the training of thousands of community drug distributors.

United States, Multiple District 35 — A US$178,900 grant was awarded to Lions in the state of Florida to establish a state-wide diabetic retinopathy screening program. The grant will provide 14,000 to 17,000 high risk individuals with retinal screenings.

United States, Multiple District 36 — A US$219,073 grant was awarded to the Lions in the state of Oregon to establish a Lions optical lab and to expand a mobile outreach program operated by the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. The grant will make possible the provision of over 2,500 spectacles to underserved populations throughout the state.

In addition to the grants listed above, the following grants were made through the SightFirst Research Program:

  • A grant of US$72,500 to the African Institute of Tropical Ophthalmology (IOTA) for an assessment of the extent and causes of poor cataract surgery outcomes in Koulikoro, Mali.
  • A grant of US$89,797 to Child Sight Foundation for an epidemiological study on childhood blindness in Indonesia.
  • A grant of US$67,500 to Lions SightFirst Madagascar for a Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) in Analamanga.
  • A grant of US$99,822 to the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute for researching the prevalence, causes and risk factors for blindness and low vision in children in Krishna District of Andra Pradesh.
  • A grant of US$99,960 to Semmelweis University for a Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) with a diabetic retinopathy module in Hungary.
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