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A six-month-old baby boy looks to camera, smiling widely from his mother’s arms while she looks proudly at him. The mother wears a loose, ornate green cloth over her head. Both are indoors, possibly at a clinic in Tanzania following the baby’s cataract surgery.
Early childhood education is a smart investment. If governments and donors boost funding to it, the result would be a win for everyone.
A woman teacher stands side-on in the middle of a classroom, across from a girl in a wheelchair. They share a laugh as the other pupils look on from their desks. © Light for the World.
This World Teachers’ Day, we ask: what’s the best way to make sure all children get the education that is their right?
A man with a post-cataract surgery bandage over his eye smiles as he holds a little girl who is laughing. They are outside, in Mozambique. © Light for the World
On World Sight Day, we take stock of Light for the World’s strategy to end avoidable blindness for good.
A girl with a physical impairment smiles as she uses her walker, surrounded by community members in South Sudan. © Julia Gunther
For the first time ever, South Sudan will have a national union for people with disabilities, but what does that mean in practice?
A woman on crutches stands between a person in a wheelchair and a person wearing a colourful cloth. There are food aid sacks in the background and foreground.
As coronavirus cases rise in parts of Africa, we look to the east of the continent where our recent initiatives are helping to keep people safe and healthy.
Light for the World team member Jiji Stephen helps children with perception in South Sudan. © Julia Gunther
On World Humanitarian Day 2020, we catch up with Jiji Stephen whose work supporting displaced people with disabilities is transforming lives.

Our top successes in 2019

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Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Number of people reached
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Eye surgeries performed
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Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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Livelihood and empowerment activities
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Children with disabilities who received an education


Magdalena Scharl
Magdalena Scharl
Peer-adviser, BIZEPS

What I particularly like about LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is their appreciation of diversity and above all their real effort to be inclusive at all stages from planning to implementation of programmes.

Colin Low
Colin Low
Politician and law scholar

I have high regard for the highly professional and committed work LIGHT FOR THE WORLD does in combating injustice and inequality and the marginalisation of disadvantaged groups throughout the world.

Isidore Ouedraogo
Isidore Ouedraogo
OCADES Burkina Faso

We look with pride at our many shared programmes in CBR, inclusive education and eye health, through which thousands regain their dignity and their place in Burkinabe society.

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