A young child with Albinism and visual impairment traveled from Kenya to Los Angeles to receive the benefit of an eye exam. Her astigmatism and refractive error were corrected with a pair of new eyeglasses donated by AiPb donors. Now Rachel can read and function normally in a regualr classroom.
AiPb Launched its ComputerVision Program in Tanzania in 2005.The slide show tells a story of before and after. The children attending a mud school building, shoeless and in tattered clothing. AiPb donation more than just computers. AiPb partnered with churches and running clubs in the Los Angeles community. Children and teachers of the Mwereni School received clothes, sneakers and teaching aids in addition to the laptop computers. Over a two year period the Mwereni School was transformed into an exceptional school boasting a new computer classrooms and a satellite Dish. The intervention of AiPb in 2005 is credited with sparking in-kind contributions from numerous donors and businesses in the community. AiPb sponsored a teacher from the Mwereni School to travel to Macon, Georgia for education and training in Assistive Technology.AiPb programs and computer proficiency continue to flourish at the Mwereni School in Tanzania under the direction of Headmaster Mr. Damas Urenge.
AiPb Co-Founder Dr. Patricia Bath specialized in sight restoration procedures for the blind. A blind Vietnam Veteran received a Keratoprosthesis Implant and had his vision restored. This video shows the improvement and success on the first day after surgery.
This video shows how the blind Vietnam Veteran regain his eyesight. Other recipients of the Keratoprosthesis are also shown in this video several weeks and months after their surgeries.
AiPb participated in a humanitarian mission to Tunisia in 1994. The Tunisian affiliate of CNN broadcast in French what was called a “miracle” when Dr. Bath restored the sight to two elderly women who had been blind for over 30 years. On the first day after surgery, each patient was examined and achieved 20/20 visual equivalency. The expressions of joy by the medical team, family, nurses and friends was an extraordinary moment for all.