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Light for the World inclusion expert Ambrose Murangira shares information about COVID-19 in Ugandan sign language.
This World Health Day, we take a closer look at the burning global topic “access to the COVID-19 vaccine”. For Light for the World and the communities we serve, including people with disabilities, the stakes are agonisingly high.
Five women and one man stand side-by-side facing the camera. Each is wearing a COVID-19 protective mask. Each is holding a small coffee sapling, in a plant pot. In the background there are green trees. They are stood on a dirt track / include. These are participants in the HAMRO project coffee in Nepal. The programme aims to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and its effect on livelihoods of people with disabilities by engaging them in one of the most lucrative and profitable agricultural value chains: coffee
We ask Disability Inclusion Advisor Murali Padmanabhan how the loss of work – and resulting hunger crisis – has impacted people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People in Mozambique walking the flooded streets through angkle deep water.
People with disabilities tell us how they’ve stayed strong in the face of cyclones, devastating floods and COVID-19.
Isabel Antonio sits with her two grandchildren in front of her house on a bamboo mat. The small child sits on her lap and her older grandson who is an albino sits next to her looking happily at his sister.
Light for the World is proud to launch with our partners a ‘first of its kind’ toolkit to combat glaucoma, the leading cause of irreparable blindness, across Sub-Saharan Africa.
World Women's Day: Women in leadership - Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” (c) Light for the World
The UN has announced the theme of Women’s Day, 8 March, as “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.
A young boy with an eye patch over his left eye is smiling into the camera. He wears a read sweater.
Today the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) launches the ‘Vision Atlas’. It gives the newest data on the enormous numbers of people impacted by sight loss around the world.

Our top successes in 2019

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Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Number of people reached
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Eye surgeries performed
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Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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Livelihood and empowerment activities
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Children with disabilities who received an education


Grace Lime
Grace Lime

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.

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.

Collin Allen supports Light for the World.
Collin Allen
former President, World Federation of the Deaf & Honorary President, International Disability Alliance, Visiting Lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology - National Technical Institute for the Deaf

It’s time the mainstream nurtured, sought out and embraced people with disabilities. Our voices must be heard in all spheres of society. That’s my goal, as an Ambassador for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD.


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