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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: 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?
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Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter

2017: Six important figures at a glance

medication
12,999,134
people received medication
persons reached
1,319,784
number of persons reached
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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

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Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks at the World Economic Forum
2019-17-01
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks about disability inclusion during the World Economic Forum from 22nd to 25th January.
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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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Ophthalmologist to be
2019-09-01
Albert Kinda studies at an University Hospital in Ouagadougou and will become ophthalmologist soon
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11 reasons why 2018 was a great year for inclusion
2018-18-12
In 2018, we came 11 steps closer to our vision to create a world for all. Find out how.

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Martin Ledolter
Martin Ledolter
CEO Austrian Development Agency

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been instrumental in establishing and promoting inclusion as an integral part of development cooperation.

Francois Carbonez
Francois Carbonez
Policy Officer

At LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, we have a lot of expertise. But collaborating with others like the IDDC gives us a dimension we could never reach on our own.

Prince Maximilian von und zu Liechtenstein
Prince Maximilian von und zu Liechtenstein
Group CEO LGT Group Foundation

I support LIGHT FOR THE WORLD because their dedicated work makes a tangible change in the lives of people hidden or forgotten by society.

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