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  • Help us save eyesight

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Photo: The Light for the World delegation at GDS 2018. Credit: Light for the World
A summary of key results of the London Global Disability Summit 2018
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?
Photo: video still of Litsy Ramos and her mother
Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter
Photo collage: empowered women with disabilities. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
Photo: Inclusive Livelihood project in Rwanda. Credit: Marjan van der Lingen / Light for the World
Changing lives at community level

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

Women in wheelchairs
Burkina Faso: Implementing disability rights
2018-30-10
5 Things to Know About the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Burkina Faso
Going to pre-school in Mozambique
2018-24-10
We want children with disabilities to be inlcuded in pre-schools and primary schools. Learn how.
Outreach, big group of people Credit: Ulrich Eigner
IAPB Photo Competition Stories: Gezaw Sheferaw
2018-12-10
Our photographer Ulrich Eigner's photos are featured by The World Sight Day IAPB Photo Competition.
Albert Bock and a child in Ethiopia
A tribute to Albert Bock [1974 – 2018]
2018-24-08
Light for the World mourns the loss of a dear, respected colleague & friend

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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.

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.

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