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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
Sign language as a teaching medium in Cambodia. Credit: Peter Canton
Our Netherlands-based Lab is a space for stakeholders to come together to make disability inclusion work.
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

Man works on building a house within the Sports for Peace programme
Sports for Peace in South Sudan
2017-18-08
How sports is changing the lives of refugees with disabilities and helping achieve peace at the same time
Blind girl writing braille
Marrakesh VIP Treaty: Major Step for Accessibility
2017-10-08
Burkina Faso ratifies Marrakesh Treaty making books accessible for people with visual impairments
Photo: Left to right - Yetnebersh Nigussie, Dagnachew Wakene, Maggie Kern. Credit: Light for the World
Sustainable Development means disability-inclusive development!
2017-21-07
Ministerial Declaration adopted - Maggie Kern blogs from the HLPF, Part 2
Photo: Elie Bagbila gives a presentation during the inclusion training. Credit: Emmanuel Kansié
Training Partners in Inclusive Development
2017-19-07
At a training in Ouagadougou, we discussed issues and tools with our partners and networks - by Emmanuel Kansié

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Grace Lime
Grace Lime
Donor

I see a donation to LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as an investment with a high revenue. When you save someone’s eyesight, you save a life. Buy one jeans less in a year and save someone’s eyesight.

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.

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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