According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), up to 80% of the world's blindness is avoidable, that is, it could either be treated or prevented by known, cost-effective means. HH Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi has taken up the noble cause of raising awareness and funds for the prevention and cure of blindness.
Visual impairment can be prevented and blindness cured if treatment is provided at the right time. Princess Arwa Al Qassimi helped sponsor an event in Mumbai show casing performances by eminent personalities and some visually impaired individuals. This noble cause raised awareness of the need for assistance along with soliciting the necessary funds the audience was especially moved by the capable performance of a small group of boys and girls who demonstrated that visual impairment does not mean inability to perform in any area they choose.
Under the patronage of Princess Arwa Al Qassimi, the event was a huge success collecting a considerable amount of money to aid those who are suffering from visual impairment. In addition to providing entertainment, the audience was educated about the reasons for initiating the program. Also, information was presented about arwa al qassimi and what the attendees and the general population can do to help support this noble cause.
There are different forms of blindness and some can be cured and some prevented with timely intervention. Everyone present at this very special event was moved by the initiative and vowed to support this worthy program with both enthusiasm and funds.