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a male and female South Sudanese sign language working group member talking in sign language
On the International Day of Sign Languages, 23 September 2021, we are launching the new South Sudan Sign Language Dictionary. A milestone for deaf and hard of hearing people in South Sudan.
A female Ugandan optometrist in an orange T-Shirt is standing outside a primary school. Holding an eye chart, she explains to a group of students how she will test their vision.
In September, the school year finally starts anew in many places: meaning the return of crucial eye tests for children.
A woman patient wearing a mask sits at a table with a male doctor, also wearing a mask.
The spread of the Delta variant shows how important a global solution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is.
2 male Mozambican welding trainees in blue cover-alls, one also wearing a white hard-hat, communicating in sign language.
Young people with disabilities often do not have access to skills training, resulting in fewer economic opportunities and an increased risk of poverty. If given the chance to build their talents and skills in inclusive settings, however, they excel.
After cyclone Eloise hit the village of Buzi in Mozambique 5 people wade through the muddy water, among them a man with an amputed leg using crutches
When disaster strikes, there is no time to spare. How to ensure disability inclusion under time pressure? We asked our experts a quick round of questions, challenging them to keep their responses super short.
A doctor examines the eyes of a man named Antonio Ernesto.
For the first time ever, data on people with disabilities will be collected by the Ministry of Health in Mozambique.

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


Colin Low
Colin Low
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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.

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Marlene Binggeli

I have experienced LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as authentic, unpretentious, and lively. Their work for children with disabilities is extremely important. That is why I have made a bequest to them.

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Ronald Boef
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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.

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