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  • Help us save eyesight

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Photo: Right Livelihood Laureate Yetnebersh Nigussie. Credit: Light for the World
A portrait of our colleague, the Right Livelihood Laureate
Photo: An overjoyed Lina is back with her family after surgery. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
An ophthalmic outreach enabled Lina Zaie to grow crops again
Symbolic photo: In 2016, we enabled more than 100,000 eye surgeries. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
Last year's successes in fully accessible PDF format
Portrait of Puja. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Through our CBR programme, Puja from Guwahati was able to finish school
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities
Disability-inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
New report calls for changes to government and donor practice

2016: Six important figures at a glance

medication
10,134,553
people received medication
patients received eye care services
958,003
patients received eye care services
cataract
52,015
cataract surgeries
rehabilitation
40,431
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
28,601
trachoma surgeries
9,139
children with disabilities received school education

News

Photo: Inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
The economic case for inclusive education
2017-25-10
The cost of exclusion is high - by Nafisa Baboo
Photo:Robert Ssewagude, Light for the World beneficiary, Tanzania. Credit: Light for the World
Over £2 million to empower disabled people in Tanzania and Uganda
2017-24-10
The East Africa Disability Fund awards £2.1 million of funding to six organisations
Photo: Inclusive class at Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso. Credit: Light for the World
New Training Resource for Teachers: An Inclusive Day
2017-23-10
EENET releases video-based training resource for teachers
Photo: Ophthalmic outreach in Sofala province, Mozambique, September 2017. Credit: Light for the World
World Sight Day: Major Challenges Ahead
2017-11-10
On World Sight Day 2017, there is both good news and bad news

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Testimonials

Isidore Ouedraogo
Isidore Ouedraogo
OCADES Burkina Faso

We look with pride at our many shared programmes in CBR, inclusive education and eye health, through which thousands regain their dignity and their place in Burkinabe society.

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.

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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