Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education: Seeing the Possibilities
Helen Keller International is a leading international charitable organisation headquartered in the United States that serves to save the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged by preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition. The Foundation aims to be a leader in uniting sight, speech and hearing research with the notable biomedical research community, creating and organising a peer-reviewed, worldwide network of researchers and organizations. Helen Keller Foundation has its assistance in 22 countries; HKI is a growing star in global development and is ranked among the most effective charities in the global aid community, receiving the highest four-star Charity Navigator rating. Many of our flagship programs are globally recognised as among the most cost-effective in public health. They have more than 120 programs that reach millions of people each year. Exactly a centenary back in 1888, Helen Keller’s family joined a group of committed scientists to form a foundation in her now well-known in her hometown with the mission of purpose victory over the blindness and deafness through research and education.
Helen Keller Foundation is committed to curb out the malnutrition, especially for women and children. Our programs promote encourages the nutrition systems for mothers and young children to ensure that defense of staple foods like wheat flour and cooking oil with essential nutrients; help decrease instances of vitamin A deficiency through supplementation for children under five; improve food security for impoverished communities through family-led agricultural practices; and build the capacity of local health workers to manage cases of acute consumption in their communities.
Helen Keller International also reaches out every ten of each thousands of under-served people in the United States every year through Child Sight®. This novel program grants to provide free vision screenings including prescription eyeglasses to students living in below poverty in the streets of California, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. Through our work, they provide a path to support the education for under-served areas, professional training for doctors and health workers, and an opinion for the most exposed and disadvantaged through aid at the government level. Helen Keller International also examines the extensive research and evaluation of their programs to ensure that the resolutions we provide are effective.