Another initiative of the Foundation is National Project under which PFFB in collaboration with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund has established accessible Computer Labs at Government Institutes for Visually Impaired in different cities.
PFFB has also launched IT Centre Project with an objective to provide a place to Visually Impaired persons wherein they could interact with other blind persons in relaxed environment.
When contacted, Lubna Aftab of PFFB on Friday said a public awareness campaign is being conducted to bring attention to growing number of people affected by blindness.
From Asia, PFFB has the distinction of becoming the first full member of Retina International, formerly known as International Retinitis Pigmentosa Association (IRPA).
PFFB has made elaborate plans to celebrate the international event.
Speaking on the occasion Chairman PFFB
Abdullah Yousaf said the foundation was founded in 1988.
ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2011 (Frontier Star): Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness (PFFB
) distributed note books (laptops) to the 26 visually impaired students of different universities and colleges of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Saima Ammar, Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness (PFFB
) said cousin marriage is the major reason of blindness in the country.