• Help us save eyesight

  • Support the right to education for every child!

Where we work

Spezielle News

A woman teacher stands side-on in the middle of a classroom, across from a girl in a wheelchair. They share a laugh as the other pupils look on from their desks. © Light for the World.
This World Teachers’ Day, we ask: what’s the best way to make sure all children get the education that is their right?
A man with a post-cataract surgery bandage over his eye smiles as he holds a little girl who is laughing. They are outside, in Mozambique. © Light for the World
On World Sight Day, we take stock of Light for the World’s strategy to end avoidable blindness for good.
A girl with a physical impairment smiles as she uses her walker, surrounded by community members in South Sudan. © Julia Gunther
For the first time ever, South Sudan will have a national union for people with disabilities, but what does that mean in practice?
A woman on crutches stands between a person in a wheelchair and a person wearing a colourful cloth. There are food aid sacks in the background and foreground.
As coronavirus cases rise in parts of Africa, we look to the east of the continent where our recent initiatives are helping to keep people safe and healthy.
Light for the World team member Jiji Stephen helps children with perception in South Sudan. © Julia Gunther
On World Humanitarian Day 2020, we catch up with Jiji Stephen whose work supporting displaced people with disabilities is transforming lives.
A man wears headphones in a radio studio while making notes with a pen. A microphone is in the foreground.
A unique series of radio polls gives voice to people with disabilities in some of Uganda’s poorest communities.

Our top successes in 2019

Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases icon
12,583,000
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,236,000
Number of people reached
Eye surgeries performed icon
68,000
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
45,000
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
Livelihood two hands shaking icon
15,000
Livelihood and empowerment activities
children with disabilities who received an education book icon
14,000
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Colin Low
Colin Low
Politician and law scholar

I have high regard for the highly professional and committed work LIGHT FOR THE WORLD does in combating injustice and inequality and the marginalisation of disadvantaged groups throughout the world.

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.

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.

How you can help

Vertical Tabs

Donate

You can support our work!

Your donation can support children like Faysal

Your donation can support children like Faysal!

Partner with us

Together we are stronger!

Two boys talking in sign language to each other

Partnering with us benefits you and the beneficiaries of your projects as well as ours.

Work with us

Change the world with us!

Our international team

Our international team is constantly looking for new colleagues.

Spread the word

Follow on Social Media and be a part of our work!

Children spreading the word

One like, one post, one comment makes you a significant part of our work. Connect with us and our experts on our social media channels.

Make a difference

Let us make a difference together!

Photo: Community-based rehabilitation project in North-East India

We do our utmost to support our partners in fulfilling their mission.

Advertise for us

Advertise for us

It's in your hands text woman with hands covering her eyes

Please support our humanitarian work with free advertising.

h