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Photo: The Light for the World delegation at GDS 2018. Credit: Light for the World
A summary of key results of the London Global Disability Summit 2018
Photo: Kadidiatou attends school together with her non-disabled peers. Credit: Emmanuel Kansié / Light for the World
Why Inclusive Education? Q & A, tutorial videos, and resources.
Photo: Selamawit and her mother, Zinabua, from Awassa. Credit: Light for the World
Why Community-Based Rehabilitation? And how does it work?
Photo: video still of Litsy Ramos and her mother
Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter
Photo collage: empowered women with disabilities. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
Photo: Inclusive Livelihood project in Rwanda. Credit: Marjan van der Lingen / Light for the World
Changing lives at community level

2017: Six important figures at a glance

medication
12,999,134
people received medication
persons reached
1,319,784
number of persons reached
Photo: Patient after cataract surgery
93,082
eye surgeries
rehabilitation
33,904
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
20,640
livelihood activities
Photo: Children with disabilities receiving school education
9,062
children with disabilities receiving school education

News

Photo: Adriana cuddles her puppy, Negrita. Credit: FASSIV
Adriana's puppy
2018-10-08
Litlle Adriana Masai trains interaction skills with her puppy, Negrita
Photo: Dr. Amir Bedri Kello. Credit: Light for the World
Eye Health Hero Leaves for New Challenges
2018-08-08
Light for the World says good-bye to Dr. Amir Bedri Kello
Photo: Tom Shakespeare visiting Light for the World projects in Mozambique. Credit: Light for the World
Disability and Leadership
2018-25-07
Global Disability Summit speech by Tom Shakespeare
Photo: Inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
We must commit to inclusive education for children with disabilities
2018-24-07
Here's how - by Nidhi Singhal and Nafisa Baboo

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Josef Stockreiter
Josef Stockreiter
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I know that LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is using my donation in an efficient manner to combat preventable blindness.

Francois Carbonez
Francois Carbonez
Policy Officer

At LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, we have a lot of expertise. But collaborating with others like the IDDC gives us a dimension we could never reach on our own.

Marion Draxler. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Marion Draxler
PR Officer

The fantastic working environment at LIGHT FOR THE WORLD motivates me every single day.

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