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Photo: An overjoyed Lina is back with her family after surgery. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
An ophthalmic outreach enabled Lina Zaie to grow crops again
Symbolic photo: In 2016, we enabled more than 100,000 eye surgeries. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
Last year's successes in fully accessible PDF format
Portrait of Puja. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Through our CBR programme, Puja from Guwahati was able to finish school
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities
Sign language as a teaching medium in Cambodia. Credit: Peter Canton
Our Netherlands-based Lab is a space for stakeholders to come together to make disability inclusion work.
Disability-inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
New report calls for changes to government and donor practice

2016: Six important figures at a glance

medication
10,134,553
people received medication
patients received eye care services
958,003
patients received eye care services
cataract
52,015
cataract surgeries
rehabilitation
40,431
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
28,601
trachoma surgeries
9,139
children with disabilities received school education

News

Photo: Cover of our publication, 'I am Employable'
I am Employable
2017-21-09
Disability Inclusion Lab launches publication on Inclusive Vocational Training
Photo: Young Africa offers technical and vocational education and training for both self-employment and employment
Effective Philanthropy - Why You Cannot Go It Alone
2017-12-09
Working with and through the right partners makes all the difference - by F. Carbonez
Photo: Cover of our publication, 'Towards Inclusion'
'Towards Inclusion' Launched
2017-07-09
New publication supports organisations in becoming more inclusive
Photo: Inclusive classroom run by Light for the World partner CEFISE, Burkina Faso
Back to school
2017-04-09
School remains a dream for 32 million children with disabilities in developing countries

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Fortunat Walther
Fortunat Walther
CEO Medicor Foundation

Throughout our longstanding cooperation, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has proven to be an efficient and transparent organization that emphasizes supporting locally pre-existing structures and thus sustainability in development.

Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Former EU Commissioner, President of EU-LAC Foundation

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD shows a remarkable vision of an inclusive world in which we are all able to live a life of health and dignity.

Wouter Verboon
Wouter Verboon
optometrist

What would thousands of people in developing countries be without LIGHT FOR THE WORLD reaching out to them with eye care, education and rehabilitation? I have seen myself how these people are discriminated and marginalised.

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