Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Skoll Foundation Awardee VisionSpring featured on ABC News and CNN

Skoll awardee VisionSpring, which gives glasses to the poor around the world, was recently featured as part of ABC News’ global health series “Be the Change: Save a Life.” Watch the segment. Dr. Richard Besser visits VisionSpring in Bangladesh and discovers how cheap, drugstore reading glasses can transform the lives of the poor, such as one carpenter who kept hammering his fingers and could no longer work because of his failing vision…until he got the glasses he needed.

The CNN segment featured the Globetrotters, who demonstrated their special “4-point shot,” live. They give money for four pairs of kids’ glasses to VisionSpring each time they make one of these special shots on the court — 35 feet from the basket.

Source: Skoll Foundation

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