The Postcard Initiative / Introduction
THE POSTCARD INITIATIVE
The World Health Organization (WHO) releases regular statistics about blindness and eye diseases at a global scale. According to this data, every year, the number of affected people rises at an alarming rate. In fact, one person in the world goes blind every 5 seconds. Over 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in developing countries and over 1.4 million children below the age of 15 are blind.
Launched in May 2015, the Postcard Initiative is endorsed by Noor Dubai Foundation and is an ongoing initiative dedicated to restoring the gift of sight.
Postcard Initiative to date:
450+ addresses / 63% female / 37% male / From 150+ cities in over 50 countries
Series 01 & Series 02
42 submissions / 30 artists / 18 professions / 14 nationalities
10 submissions / 10 artists / 10 professions / 7 nationalities
The Postcard Initiative helped restore the sight of over 1500 people in developing countries.
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