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Damaged homes by cyclone in flooded waters.
On March 14th, 2019, cyclone Idai hit Mozambique. We are committed to supporting our local community partners to help people affected by the cyclone.
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaking at WEF
Yetnebersh Nigussie reflects on what you need to know about the Davos world leader’s gathering if you want to drive disability inclusion forward.
Woman kisses woman with eye batch
For the first time, Light for the World systematically tackles the eye disease glaucoma with a new multi-country programme.
The Winners: Her Abilities Award
Find out about the winners of the Her Abilities Award, our initiative to honour women with disabilities.
Photo: Kadidiatou attends school together with her non-disabled peers. Credit: Emmanuel Kansié / Light for the World
Why Inclusive Education? Q & A, tutorial videos, and resources.
Photo: Selamawit and her mother, Zinabua, from Awassa. Credit: Light for the World
Why Community-Based Rehabilitation? And how does it work?

2017: Six important figures at a glance

medication
12,999,134
people received medication
persons reached
1,319,784
number of persons reached
Photo: Patient after cataract surgery
93,082
eye surgeries
rehabilitation
33,904
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
20,640
livelihood activities
Photo: Children with disabilities receiving school education
9,062
children with disabilities receiving school education

News

Fatima Kyari
“Most people don’t know they have glaucoma”
2019-12-03
Glaucoma specialist Fatima Kyari about why awareness for the eye disease is so important
Her Abilities Winners
Dance without barriers
2019-06-02
Light for the World, Lillis Ballroom and Zero Project invite to a very special evening side event alongside the international Zero Project Conference 2019 in Vienna.
Portrait Yetnebersh Nigussie smiling
World Economic Forum: Yetnebersh Nigussie promotes Disability Inclusion
2019-17-01
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks about disability inclusion during the World Economic Forum from 22nd to 25th January.
A man interviewing a woman, who is smiling
A communication gap
2019-14-01
Our research "Communication Matters!" shows which obstacles persons with disabilities face in accessing public information and services in Cambodia.

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Testimonials

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.

Werner Huber. Photo: Gregor Kuntscher
Werner Huber
Donor Communication

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works as a team at eye level, and gives meaning and great pleasure to many people.

Wouter Verboon
Wouter Verboon
optometrist

What would thousands of people in developing countries be without LIGHT FOR THE WORLD reaching out to them with eye care, education and rehabilitation? I have seen myself how these people are discriminated and marginalised.

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