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Yetnebersh Nigussie speaking at WEF
Yetnebersh Nigussie reflects on what you need to know about the Davos world leader’s gathering if you want to drive disability inclusion forward.
Woman kisses woman with eye batch
For the first time, Light for the World systematically tackles the eye disease glaucoma with a new multi-country programme.
The Winners: Her Abilities Award
Find out about the winners of the Her Abilities Award, our initiative to honour women with disabilities.
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

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

Her Abilities Winners
Dance without barriers
2019-06-02
Light for the World, Lillis Ballroom and Zero Project invite to a very special evening side event alongside the international Zero Project Conference 2019 in Vienna.
Portrait Yetnebersh Nigussie smiling
World Economic Forum: Yetnebersh Nigussie promotes Disability Inclusion
2019-17-01
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks about disability inclusion during the World Economic Forum from 22nd to 25th January.
A man interviewing a woman, who is smiling
A communication gap
2019-14-01
Our research "Communication Matters!" shows which obstacles persons with disabilities face in accessing public information and services in Cambodia.
Portrait DR. Kinda
Ophthalmologist to be
2019-09-01
Albert Kinda studies at an University Hospital in Ouagadougou and will become ophthalmologist soon

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Francois Carbonez
Francois Carbonez
Policy Officer

At LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, we have a lot of expertise. But collaborating with others like the IDDC gives us a dimension we could never reach on our own.

Ronald Boef
Ronald Boef
Ambassador, top-10 blind golf players in the world

I realise that I am privileged compared to other people with a visual impairment. I had the chance to make my dreams come true. Peers in developing countries deserve the same opportunities.

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.

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