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Photo: Inclusive Livelihood project in Rwanda. Credit: Marjan van der Lingen / Light for the World
Changing lives at community level
Photo: Children at an inclusive school in Gondar, Ethiopia, 2017. Credit: Light for the World
Our colleagues, partners, and supporters helped us achieve amazing things in 2017
Photo: Inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
IDDC and Light for the World launch IE financing newsletter
Photo: An overjoyed Lina is back with her family after surgery. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
An ophthalmic outreach enabled Lina Zaie to grow crops again
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities
Boy helps Boy with crutches to walk
This tool makes identifying progress in community based rehabilitation projects possible.

2016: Six important figures at a glance

people received medication
patients received eye care services
patients received eye care services
cataract surgeries
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
trachoma surgeries
children with disabilities received school education


Photo: Training Ugandan teachers to recognise refractive errors in their students. Credit: Light for the World
Recognising Refractive Errors: 1.000 Teachers Trained
NIURE programme celebrates milestone in teacher training
Photo: Light for the world CBR expert, Sophia Mohammed, at work with a child and family. Credit: Light for the World
Every Child Matters
Protecting children with disabilities against violence
Photo: Light for the World inclusive education expert Nafisa Baboo with GPE chairwoman Julia Gillard and colleagues at the 2018. Replenishment Conference in Dakar. Credit: Light for the World
Education Funding: Mostly Replenished
Encouraging results at Dakar Replenishment Conference - but less than was hoped for
Photo: Light for the World programme officer, Pedro Safrão being interviewed at Beira Skills Fair. Credit: Iláuda Manala/Light for the World
Beira Skills Fair
Beira Skills Fair hosts debate on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour market

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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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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.

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