The SLFVH carries out several activities to assist the most needy in the association.
These include –
More attention is now being given to securing of open employment for blind youth and the middle aged. There are a number of projects in the Federation to assist in this regard. (see under Vocational Training: and Projects)
University Professor, Lawyer, Teacher, School Principal, Computer Instructor, Cultural Officer, Development Officer, Administrative Assistant, Physiotherapist, Stenographers, Braille Typewriter Repairers, Telephone Operator, Computerised Braille Printer Operators, Stereograph, Printer Operators, Book Binders, Musicians and Vocalists, Composes of Music and Song, Poets, Tea Bagging machine operators, of machines manufacturing shoe accessories, affixing tin and bottle stoppers, office peons, assembling cardboard packaging, choir masters, radio programme producers and announcers, chair weavers, handloom textile weavers, wood craftsmen, newspaper editorial executives, translators, foreign language instructor (one amongst whom speaks six foreign languages) stacking, counting, loading, unloading, fibre rugs and fibre broom makers, manufacturers of soap, joss sticks candles, envelopes, kiosk operators, sweep ticket sellers.
Rotary Eye Clinic
The Eye Clinic located at the Federation head office at No. 74, Church Street, will cater to only the under privileged and school children.
This Clinic has computerized equipment to test eyes and the Sri Lanka Optometrists Association have kindly consented to operate this Clinic as from December 2002.
At present it is operated once a week with the assistance of Albert Edirisinghe Opticians.
According to the Federation President Mr. E.M.
Navarathne Banda they welcome any assistance from Volunteer Eye Specialists
to attend the Clinic on a regular basis to examine those with complicated
eye ailments so that these patients could then if necessary be directed
to Specialist care at Government Eye Hospitals.