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  • Leave no one behind in the corona crisis!

  • Help us save eyesight

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  •  Help all kids with disabilities get a good start in life. 

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Spezielle News

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.
A man wears headphones in a radio studio while making notes with a pen. A microphone is in the foreground.
A unique series of radio polls gives voice to people with disabilities in some of Uganda’s poorest communities.
Four women stand next to one another in Nairobi, Kenya, as one holds up a transparent mask. A nun holding a bag of masks stands to her right.
For deaf and hard of hearing people in Kenya, one simple innovation is ensuring that masks protect them equally.
A bearded man in a suit looks to the camera. Trees are seen in the background.
We welcome Colin Allen, a stalwart of the global human rights community, respected academic and top sign language advocate, as our new Ambassador.

Our top successes in 2019

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12,583,000
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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1,236,000
Number of people reached
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68,000
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
45,000
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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15,000
Livelihood and empowerment activities
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14,000
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Ron Mccallum
Ronald McCallum
Vice-Chairperson of the UN-Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, Senior Australian for the Year 2011

I am truly honoured to be an Ambassador for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. My concerns for persons with disabilities are that our human rights and inherent dignity are respected by all.

Alejandra Rivera Eid
Alejandra Rivera Eid
IIMS Bolivia

We thank LIGHT FOR THE WORLD for the opportunity to work together for the human rights, inclusion and the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Bolivia.

Silvia Bopp
Silvia Bopp
Head of board germany

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been supporting the Dr. Silvia Bopp Foundation and our goals in a great way. Open-mindedness regarding new projects and a high level of personal commitment characterise LIGHT FOR THE WORLD.

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