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Our mission & vision

Light for the World empowers people with disabilities and protects eye health – because an inclusive society is better for all!

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Our approach

Promoting eye health

The rate of untreated eye disease is 90% in low-income countries. We believe everyone deserves access to quality eye care, no matter where they live or how much they earn.

Championing inclusive education

Education lays the groundwork for a self-determined future. But more than 32.5 million children with disabilities in poorer regions are denied this right. We fight to change this.

Supporting people with disabilities

Barriers to inclusion are still high and many. From the classroom, to the workplace, and beyond. Discrimination against people with disabilities must end now.

Together, we are changing lives. Check out what we did in 2020:

69,000

eye operations

14,000

children with disabilities attending school

15,000

people with disabilities supported through economic empowerment

Testimonials

Colin Allen Portrait
Colin Allen

It’s time the mainstream nurtured, sought out and embraced people with disabilities. Our voices must be heard in all spheres of society. That’s my goal, as an Ambassador for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD.

Colin Allen AM Former President, World Federation of the Deaf & Visiting Lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology
Henry Wanyoike - Light for the World
Henry Wanyoike

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.

Henry Wanyoike Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder (Kenya)