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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
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

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: Participants of the Human Resources for Eye Health Workshop in Ouagadougou, 23/11/2017. Credit: Light for the World
Human Resources for Eye Health
Workshop for the elaboration of a Human Resource Plan for Eye Health (HReH) in Burkina Faso
Photo: Dr. Chabane Amisse is one of five scholarship holders who are determined to make Mozambique's resident eye health care system sustainable
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Dr. Chabane Pilalle Amisse
Scholarship holder Dr. Amisse will contribute to laying the foundations for sustainable eye care in Mozambique
Photo: Yetnebersh Nigussie at the Right Livelihood Award ceremony 2017. Credit: Wolfgang Schmidt / RLA foundationa
Yetnebersh Nigussie receives Right Livelihood Award
Watch the live video stream of the award ceremony on 1 Dec from 7 pm CET!
Roundtable "Increasing Resilience". Credit: Light for the World
Roundtable: Increasing Resilience
7 Dec 2017, Brussels - Discussing access to Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women with Disabilities

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Magdalena Scharl
Magdalena Scharl
Peer-adviser, BIZEPS

What I particularly like about LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is their appreciation of diversity and above all their real effort to be inclusive at all stages from planning to implementation of programmes.

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.

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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