cnn-hero-1

Our Story

May 25th, 2014 Posted by No Comment yet

Our Story

Sight Learning Founder

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

My name is Yash Gupta, and I am a juniorĀ at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. I myself have worn glasses since I was only 5 years old. As a freshman at Northwood High School however, I broke my glasses sparring taekwondo and had to go to school without them for about a week as a new pair was made. I began to appreciate glasses, which I initially took as an afterthought, and their impact on my education. Without glasses it is impossible to focus, see, or learn in the classroom, and after this incident I realized the importance they had on my own life. After some research, I learned that there were millions of children who lacked a basic pair of glasses, even though millions of pairs were discarded annually, and I founded Sight Learning, a 501(c)(c) certified non-profit organization that collects and distributes used eyeglasses to students around the world who need them and makes sure that every child has an opportunity to receive a quality education.

No comments yet. You should be kind and add one!

Leave a Reply

Archives

<script>n (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i[\'GoogleAnalyticsObject\']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){n (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),n m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)n })(window,document,\'script\',\'//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js\',\'ga\');nn ga(\'create\', \'UA-33370922-1\', \'auto\');n ga(\'send\', \'pageview\');nn</script>