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Uncorrected refractive error presents a mounting challenge. Photo: LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
A rapidly growing number of people are in need of adequate spectacles.
Sign language as a teaching medium in Cambodia. Credit: Peter Canton
Our Netherlands-based Lab is a space for stakeholders to come together to make disability inclusion work.
Disability-inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
New report calls for changes to government and donor practice
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.
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.

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: A child in Tigray receives anti-trachoma medication as part of Light for the World's MDA effort. Credit: Aleksandra Pawloff
1.6 Billion People Threatened by Neglected Tropical Diseases
2017-18-04
WHO presents report on successes and outlook until 2020
Photo: Boukari Pamtaba of ABAPE explains the situation of autistic children in the Burkinabé education system
Call for inclusive education for children with autism
2017-04-04
Burkina Faso's ABAPE Centre marks World Autism Awareness Day - by Emmanuel Kansié
Logo of The Europe We Want - Against inequality at home and abroad. For a fairer world.
The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive
2017-31-03
Light for the Worlds signs up to common appeal to European Leaders by NGOs and civil society
Photo: Discussing the findings of the #CostingEquity report with stakeholders and civil society leaders
Make disability inclusion a core criterion
2017-22-03
Forming partnerships to advance investment in inclusive education

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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.

Ron Mccallum
Ronald McCallum
Vice-Chairperson of the UN-Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, Senior Australian for the Year 2011

I am truly honoured to be an Ambassador for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. My concerns for persons with disabilities are that our human rights and inherent dignity are respected by all.

Fortunat Walther
Fortunat Walther
CEO Medicor Foundation

Throughout our longstanding cooperation, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has proven to be an efficient and transparent organization that emphasizes supporting locally pre-existing structures and thus sustainability in development.

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