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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.
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Why Community-Based Rehabilitation? And how does it work?
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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
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NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities

2017: Six important figures at a glance

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

News

Photo: Cristina, who has albinism, is a fieldworker with Orebacom in Mozambique. Credit: Light for the World
Cristina, a fieldworker with albinism
2018-12-07
The pain of being a person with albinism in Mozambique - by Iláuda Manala
Key Visual: Her Abilities Award. Credit: Licht für die Welt / PKP BBDO
Her Abilities Award: A Spotlight on 99 Abilities
2018-29-06
Nominations for Light for the World's new award start today
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Light for the World becomes full CONCORD member
2018-26-06
Bringing a disability perspective into EU development policies
Photo: Light for the World's François Carbonez, Nidhi Goyal, Marianne Fobel, Jenni Jerabek, Sreynak Hun, and Judith Baart at EDD18. Credit: Light for the World
European Development Days: Women with Disabilities on the Rise
2018-12-06
- by Marianne Fobel, François Carbonez, and Judith Baart

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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.

Marion Draxler. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Marion Draxler
PR Officer

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

Marlene Binggeli
Marlene Binggeli
Donor

I have experienced LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as authentic, unpretentious, and lively. Their work for children with disabilities is extremely important. That is why I have made a bequest to them.

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