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Six People in a wheelchair plaing basket ball Credit: Aleksandra Pawloff
It strengthens one's self-esteem as well as one's body and promotes understanding – sports for and with persons with disabilities. That's why sports is so important for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD!
Johndy plays football Credit: Jako Klamer/LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
A young boy from South Sudan was hurt in a violent conflict in his home town Bor and survived a gruesome flight to camp Mahad in Juba.
Cyrille Thierry Evini
Cyrille Thierry Evini about this group of diseases eliminated in developed countries but still affecting 1.4 billion people
left to right: Caroline Harper (Sight Savers), Tom Shakespeare (LIGHT FOR THE WORLD UK), Yetnebersh Nigussie (LIGHT FOR THE WORLD), Beroness Sandip Verma (DFID) Credit: Will Pascall Photography
A discussion hosted by LIGHT FOR THE WORLD in the House of Lords
Children in North East India are  playing together
A new strategy for North-East India to ensure the quality of education has been launched
Boy helps Boy with crutches to walk
This tool makes identifying progress in community based rehabilitation projects possible.

2015: Six important figures at a glance

antibiotics
7,702,986
people received antibiotics
eye consultation
1,123,116
eye consultations
cataract
50,863
cataract surgeries
rehabilitation
46,911
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
26,270
trachoma surgeries
7,812
children with disabilities received school education

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Balla Ouattara and a patient
"It's the passion"
2016-16-09
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD offered Balla Ouattara a scholarship to become an ophthalmologist. Today he works as a specialist and talks to us about his vision and passion.
For a new Europe
A new Europe
2016-13-09
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has co-published a statement for a new, social, sustainable and inclusive Europe.
Logo: 10 years of CRPD
CRPD: 10 years anniversary celebration in Addis Ababa
2016-29-08
The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the African Union Commission and the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights organize a Regional Workshop in Addis Ababa. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD's track record led to an invitation as relevant stakeholder and presenter of its work.
Woman with eye patch is harvesting corn
Drought in Ethiopia
2016-05-08
Persons with disabilities have worse access to water.

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Olga Kabré Ouermi
Olga Kabré Ouermi
ADA and Co-financed Programmes Officer, Burkina Faso

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD gives me the opportunity to participate in building an inclusive society favorable to the development of people with disabilities.

Josef Stockreiter
Josef Stockreiter
Donor

I know that LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is using my donation in an efficient manner to combat preventable blindness.

Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Former Commissioner of the European Union, President of EU-LAC Foundation (Austria)

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD shows a remarkable vision of an inclusive world in which we are all able to live a life of health and dignity.

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