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Yetnebersh Nigussie with pupils Credit: Light for the World
Today is the 3rd of December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The official theme reminds us that this day is about “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership.”
Mekonen Beyabeh and family Photo Credit Ulrich Eigner
At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed. The WHO has launched the first World report on Vision.
Abdou Nourou aus Burkina Faso - Credit: LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
Research “Leave No Child Behind” reveals, governments are falling short on their commitments to protect millions of children with a disability around the world. Read Nourou's story.
Little boy with visual impairment with his mother at new Beira eye clinic.
The newest state-of-the-art Eye Clinic in Mozambique officially opened its doors on August 30th, 2019.
Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development
More than 2,000 participants from governments, civil society, academia and business attended this year's High-Level Political Forum in New York City - July 2019.
Overview of the Sustainable Development Goals
This year the theme of the High-level political forum on sustainable development was “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,209,978
Number of people reached
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89,280
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
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12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

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.

Colin Allen
Colin Allen
President, World Federation of the Deaf

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, as a well-respected international NGO, continues to take up responsibility to reach out to deaf people and realise Sign Language rights. I personally witnessed the benefits of such a move in PNG.

Isidore Ouedraogo
Isidore Ouedraogo
OCADES Burkina Faso

We look with pride at our many shared programmes in CBR, inclusive education and eye health, through which thousands regain their dignity and their place in Burkinabe society.

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