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Yeti with students

Farewell Q&A with Yetnerbersh Nigussie

After four amazing and successful years at Light for the World, Yeti takes on a new challenge. Here is a review, but above all a view into the future.
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Coronavirus reaches Africa

The coronavirus has reached Africa. The next few weeks are crucial to tens of thousands of lives.
In the coronavirus crisis, people with disabilities face higher risks

In the coronavirus crisis, people with disabilities face higher risks

Our motto at LIGHT FOR THE WORLD and in this crisis: Protect the most vulnerable! We are committed to protecting those who are most at risk as the virus spreads rapidly in our part of the world and threatens countries in Africa where we work.
Leaving no one behind during the COVID 19 outbreak

Leaving no one behind during the COVID 19 outbreak

Too little medical care, a lack of information and few opportunities to wash hands are the biggest challenges many African countries face during the current COVID 19 (Coronavirus) crisis.
Yetnebersh Nigussie

Yetnebersh Nigussie becomes a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Today the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders announced their class of 2020 includes Light for the World’s Director of Advocacy and Rights Yetnebersh Nigussie.
Women with tricycles - Credit:Gregor Kuntscher

Happy Women’s Day

Light for the World joins people around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day.
Photo: Her Abilities Winners - Credit: Thomas Mayer

Closing celebration and Her Abilities Award ceremony

Light for the World and Zero Project will host the celebratory closing evening event of this years’s Zero project Conference.
Speakers from left to right they are: Marianna Lipponen (DG DEVCO, European Commission), Elena Vilar-Pascual (DG DEVCO, European Commission), Delfina Hary (Light for the World in Mozambique), Catherine Naughton (EDF), Milan Šveřepa (Inclusion Europe), Carlos Cabo (Plan International)

Importance of Investing in Disability-Inclusive Education: outcomes of our European roundtable

During European Disability and Development Week 2019, Light for the World and the European Disability Forum (EDF) organised a roundtable on the importance of investing in disability inclusive education and early childhood development (ECD). The reflection that led us to this topic was two-fold.
Dr. Geoffrey Wabulembo - Credit: Light for the World

Global eye health expert Dr. Wabulembo joins Light for the World

Light for the World is delighted to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Wabulembo as our new Medical Director for Eye Health and NTDs!
Wendabo am Weg zur Schule - Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

Success stories 2019

2019 was a challenging year for human rights, civil society and development cooperation that saw record numbers of people moving in search of safety and protection in many of our partner countries. Nonetheless, we were able to increase our impact.