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Photo: Right Livelihood Laureate Yetnebersh Nigussie. Credit: Light for the World
A portrait of our colleague, the Right Livelihood Laureate
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
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: Ophthalmic outreach in Sofala province, Mozambique, September 2017. Credit: Light for the World
World Sight Day: Major Challenges Ahead
2017-11-10
On World Sight Day 2017, there is both good news and bad news
Photo: Phalla Neang was Cambodia's first Braille teacher. Today, she coordinates 145 inclusive classes. Credit: Kimlong Meng/Marjority World
Teachers Who Change The World: Phalla Neang
2017-05-10
Phalla Neang coordinates a programme of 145 inclusive classes in Cambodia
Photo: Light for the World's Senior Inclusion Advisor, Yetnebersh Nigussie, has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award 2017. Credit: Studio Casagrande
Right Livelihood Award for Yetnebersh Nigussie
2017-22-09
Our Ethiopian colleague receives prestigious award
Photo: Cover of our publication, 'I am Employable'
I am EmployAble
2017-21-09
Disability Inclusion Lab launches publication on Inclusive Vocational Training

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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.

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.

Henry Wanyoike
Henry Wanyoike
Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder (Kenya)

I love to make this world a better place together with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. People with disabilities have a great role to play in any community. They should not wait but stand up and go for their dreams and talents.

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