SEE Named Top 50 Finalist for 2021 Classy Awards

June 2021 | SEE News

By Paolena Comouche

Content Writer / Special Projects

Today, we are excited to announce that SEE International has been named a Top 50 Finalist for the 2021 Classy Awards.

Classy, an online fundraising software for nonprofits, launched the Classy Awards in 2009 to recognize the achievements of nonprofits and social enterprises operating in our communities and around the world, and to shine a spotlight on the new strategies, creative thinking, and ideas that move the needle on some of the biggest issues our world faces today. We’re proud to share that our program, the Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) Training Program, has been recognized for its contribution to educational advancement and health services.

As part of our commitment to advancing eyecare around the world, SEE offers MSICS training to practicing ophthalmologists and medical residents. MSICS is a revolutionary surgical technique that removes advanced cataracts and restores sight without the need for expensive equipment, or facilities. With MSICS, low-income individuals afflicted with cataracts can receive the care they need.

The social sector at large experienced immense challenges in 2020 to drive their missions forward, but through our MSICS Training program, our team was still able to coordinate 8 MSICS courses and train 51 individuals in the technique.

This year, 13 Classy Awards will be distributed across four categories: Social Innovation, Adapt & Overcome, Lifetime Achievement, and People’s Choice. We encourage you to vote for MSICS Training Program in the People’s Choice category here.  Voting is open until June 25. Winners will be announced September 28, and we look forward to sharing updates with our community then.

For more information on the Classy Awards, visit https://awards.classy.org/.