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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.
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
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
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
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

Foto: Sreynak Hun. Credit: Licht für die Welt
Meet Sreynak Hun
2018-18-07
Our Cambodian colleague tells her story
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

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Werner Huber. Photo: Gregor Kuntscher
Werner Huber
Donor Communication

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works as a team at eye level, and gives meaning and great pleasure to many people.

David Flores Guiterrez
David Flores Guiterrez
Physiotherapist, CENAID

I like working with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD because they are an example of social and inclusive responsibility.

Paulien Bruijn
Paulien Bruijn
Coordinator Inclusive Development

We help people with disabilities with rehabilitation and education and train other development organisations to reach people with disabilities in their programmes.  I am looking forward to the day when we are no longer needed.

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