Founded in 2016, World in Focus is a youth-led, non-profit organization that seeks to aid individuals of all ages around the world so that they have more accessible eye
Founded in 2016, World in Focus is a youth-led, non-profit organization that seeks to aid individuals of all ages around the world so that they have more accessible eye care.
We fundraise money to raise awareness for the necessity of eyesight, to support treatments for congenital eye diseases, and to supply prescription glasses and contact lenses for students who otherwise would not be able to access them. In addition to fundraising, we are committed to raising awareness for this issue both locally and globally. Since our founding, we have organized over 20 fundraising and awareness events, which have engaged people in our community and reached people internationally.With the aim of raising awareness surrounding vision and eye care while encouraging youth to express their creativity on a global level, In Focus is an Art and Writing contest open to youth all around the world. Anyone aged 10-18 is encouraged to submit their original work in either the Writing or Visual Arts category using the prompts:
- "Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine." -Ellison Onizuka
- "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but not vision."-Helen Keller
- "What we see depends mainly on what we look for." -John Lubbock