Fotoreport of the last action we had this summer 2016 in North Zanskat Valley. We distributed 1350 pairs of sunglasses in the surrounded valley of the Zanskar on the north of Padum. We walked on a trek for 9 days, crossed the Phistela pass on an altitude of 5490m and returned during 3 days on the Zanskar river.
Shades Of Love SOL is very proud to be one of the partners of the camp.
Three weeks of screening has began and around 5000 people of the Karu Region of Ladakh will be screened.
Mid of September will start the Eye Surgery camp, where 300 people will get a cataract operation.
THANKS so much to Padma Tashi and his amazing team of YDA organization.
This was the motto of the 3rd class students in the New Middle School Längenfeld / Tyrol. The 44 third-graders collected used sunglasses for the Himalayan Eyewear Project. The kids were really keen and have motivated the whole village to participate. 500 sunglasses were handed over by the school campaign.
Thanks for the fantastic campaign and your support.
Vince lives in Cornwall in the UK and enjoys the outdoor lifestyle such as mountain biking, Kayaking and surfing with his family. He has had over 20 years experience working in the Leisure sector in sales and marketing roles. ” I first became interested in Shades of love after hearing a presentation from the Jürgen Altmann at a meeting in Munich, he inspired me to get involved as it is such a worthy and focused project that really makes a difference to peoples lives directly when they need it.
17 April 2016
Shades Of Love goes Southamerica
Shades Of Love expands its scope and is now active in South America.
Assistance for the indigenous tribes in the highlands of the Andes is organized and run by Niklas Huppman, our new ambassador for South.
In addition to Machu Picchu, there is another phenomenon in the highlands of the Andes.
As in the Himalayas many hundreds of indigenous tribes are exposed to intense and extremely damaging UV radiation all year. Experts fear that climate change will worsen the problem further, due to the ozone layer disappearance on Bolivia, Peru and Chile.
This circumstance encouraged Niklas Huppmann, student, socially committed outdoor freak and young businessman from Munich, to join Jürgen Altmann and Shades Of Love.
The vision of reducing the rate of eye diseases in the Andes and to spread the social principle and direct support of Shades Of Love, now became a mission.
Regardless of the “Himalayan Eyewear Project” but in close cooperation with Shades Of Love and Jürgen Altmann, new and used sunglasses, with a professional cleaning and UV protection of 300/400, will be collected and distributed by the tribes in the highest mountain areas of South America.
After having finished his diploma of university-entrance and with full commitment and enthusiasm, it is now time for the “Glasses Andean Project” and to collect as many sunglasses in order to distribute in 2017 in Bolivia, Peru and Chile.
If you like to offer your used sunglasses a new home in South America, please send them directly to the AROMA Kaffee Bar or leave them in one of our many collection-points.
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Niklas is a socially engaged student and youth entrepreneur from Munich. Besides having a penchant for outdoor activities, like skiing, backpacking and camping, he is overly interested and involved in the start-up scene and foreign affairs. This passion takes him to many international conferences, where he debates and reports about cosmopolitical topics.
In fall 2015, after his year of studying in Vancouver has elapsed, he established and published www.blogisticated.com and took note of Shades of Love for the first time.
The vision to expand Shades of Love and its social principle among the massive summits of the Andean highlands in Peru, Bolivia and Chile and to distribute your old sunglasses, after graduating from high school, in order to fight the high rate of eye cancer, connected his passions and means a lot to him.
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I love volunteer work. I have worked in a non prophet organization for Orphans , governmental sector , aviation, training, telecom, retails . But nothing was as beautiful as giving those who are in need.
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Jean is a musician, ski journalist, former professional snowboarder and freeride legend.
In 2011 he contracted a rare eye disease which has been seriously damaging his retinas.
Even with his low vision, Jean is still freeriding in ski and snowboard.
Jean knows the importance of protecting the eyes, especially at high elevations, and we
are very happy tohave him on board as our French Ambassador for Shades of Love
The Himalayan Eyewear Project. He is now collecting sunglasses on our behalf in France.
Up in the Himalayan mountains, at an altitude of 2,500 to 5,000 meters, people are exposed to intense sunlight – and thus harmful UV rays – year round. Here, about 90% of the population suffers from eye damage and serious eye diseases – and it could be so easy to provide protection.
A fact that inspired Juergen Altmann, owner of the AROMA Kaffeebar in Munich to launch? Shades of Love – The Himalayan Eyewear Project. The mission is to collect new or used sunglasses and to spread them among the people, even in the most remote mountain regions. All the sunglasses that we collect are guaranteed to have a UV protection of 300/400 and each pair is professionally cleaned before being distributed.
Shades of Love started in the Ladakh region of northern India where we have been supported from the Tibetan Health Care Center in Choglamsar, near the city of Leh. www.men-tsee-khang.org The center handles the registration and distribution of our eyewear into the remote areas of Ladakh. It is also the sister organization of the Department of Health in Dharamsala, a non-profit organization of the Dalai Lama. www.tibet.net/health/
At Shades of Love, we see ourselves as a Himalayan project and we are pleased to be growing beyond Ladakh. We are currently building a network in Nepal where we greatly benefit from the assistance of the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu. www.tilganga.org
The Eye Hospital is the implementing body of the Nepal Eye Program. It conducts research and provides eye care, treatments and surgeries to the underprivileged. With their support we can take our glasses to the most remote regions of the Himalayas.
If you would like to donate sunglasses, we have several locations where you can drop them off. Please visit our page for the collection points to find a collection point near you or send them directly to the AROMA Kaffeebar in Munich.
Please like us on Facebook and tell your friends and family about this project. The more people who like us, the more people in the Himalayas will enjoy healthy eyesight.
Thank you so much !
16 February 2015
Watch Jürgens speech at TEDx Munich from last November
We are very proud to announce that Jürgen Altmann was invited to talk about Shades of Love at TEDx Munich.
Pass by if you have time!
29 November 2014
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27 November 2014
Distributing sunglasses to the kids of the Govt. Primary School in Lukung, near Pangong Lake (4.250 m).
24 November 2014
Closing ceromony of the 2nd free Eye-Screening-and Surgery Camp, Ladakh 2014. The hole Eyecamp was organised by LIVE TO LOVE / Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche, Kathamandu/Nepal. Assisted from the YDA / Young Drukpa Assosiation of Ladakh. Thanks for their great effort and engagement.