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Tomorrow is World Sight Day. Worldwide, some 45 million people are blind. Of these, 20 million cases are due to cataracts - the world's leading cause of avoidable blindness. However, much can be done to restore sight, thus preserving a basic human right and enhancing the quality of life.
Yesterday I>StarTwo/Ipublished an article on the Malaysian Charity Draw and listed three of the beneficiaries. Today, we highlight the rest of the charitable organisations which will benefit from the draw.
Nine blind children and three with low vision from the Alma Special School for the Visually Impaired in Penang are among the 22,855 Year Six pupils in the state sitting for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examinations.
ANIMAL lover Mark Hiew Wen Han, 20, was devastated when he had to give away his pet dog six months after bringing it home. However, being awarded the Joseph William Yee Eu Foundation#8217;s Masonic scholarship will take him a step closer to achieving his childhood dream of caring for animals as a veterinarian.
READERS might recall my write-up for Mother#8217;s Day on May 8 last month, in which I was privileged and honoured to highlight the rare and exemplary efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (KITT), Kuala Lumpur.