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Photo: Selamawit and her mother, Zinabua, from Awassa. Credit: Light for the World
Why Community-Based Rehabilitation? And how does it work?
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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: Inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
IDDC and Light for the World launch IE financing newsletter
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: The Light for the World team in Burkina Faso, led by Elie Bagbila, after being awarded an honorary distinction by the Ministry of Women, Solidarity and Families. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World awarded Honorary Distinction for our work in Burkina Faso
Ministry recognises many years of cooperation for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilites
Photo: Media coverage of the Inclusive Sofala Launch Event, 05/03/2018. Credit: Light for the World
'Inclusive Sofala' launched
New programme will increase visibility of persons with disabilities in Central Mozambique - by Iláuda Manala
Photo: Disability-Inclusive Development Training by Light for the World's Disability Inclusion Lab. Credit: Light for the World
Disability-Inclusive Development Training
Register now - Training offered by the Disability Inclusion Lab on 16-18 April 2018
Photo: Training Ugandan teachers to recognise refractive errors in their students. Credit: Light for the World
Recognising Refractive Errors: 1.000 Teachers Trained
NIURE programme celebrates milestone in teacher training

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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.

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.

Henry Wanyoike
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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