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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
Teaser Pic: World Disability Day 2017
32 million children with disabilities are still out of school
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
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities

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: Sports can be a great vehicle for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Credit: EIFODEC
Disability inclusion through sports
Light for the World supports inclusive sports projects around the globe
Photo: Marieke Boersma and her daughter. Credit: Light for the World
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Marieke Boersma
Childrem's Rights expert Marieke is the face of our report ‘Her Body, Her Rights’
Photo: Esther has just had her eyesight restored at Mwangaza clinic, Kolwezi, DR Congo. Credit: Hynek Adamek
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Esther
At age 14, Esther has just undergone surgery for bilateral cataract
Photo: Light for the World UK Chair Tom Shakespeare on project visit in Mozambique. Credit: Carlos Litulo / Light for the World
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Tom Shakespeare
Breaking down barriers in Mozambique

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Josef Stockreiter

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

Alejandra Rivera Eid
Alejandra Rivera Eid
IIMS Bolivia

We thank LIGHT FOR THE WORLD for the opportunity to work together for the human rights, inclusion and the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Bolivia.

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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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