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Photo: Light for the World's beneficiaries were among the top graduates at Young Africa Mozambique in 2017. Photo: Light for the World
Light for the World beneficiaries rank among Young Africa's top graduates
Photo: Children at an inclusive school in Gondar, Ethiopia, 2017. Credit: Light for the World
Our colleagues, partners, and supporters helped us achieve amazing things in 2017
Photo: Inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
IDDC and Light for the World launch IE financing newsletter
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
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities

2016: Six important figures at a glance

people received medication
patients received eye care services
patients received eye care services
cataract surgeries
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
trachoma surgeries
children with disabilities received school education


Photo: Charity and her siblings. Credit: Jaco Klamer
Fighting for Inclusion
Malte Fähnders discusses initiatives to support children with disabilities in war ravaged South Sudan
Photo: Senior Inclusive Education advisor Nafisa Baboo. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher/Light for the World
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Nafisa Baboo
Inclusive education expert Nafisa Baboo drives global push to leave no-one behind
Photo: Sports can be a great vehicle for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Credit: EIFODEC
Sports can be a life changer
Breaking down the social barriers for persons with disabilities through sport
Photo: Marieke Boersma and her daughter. Credit: Light for the World
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Marieke Boersma
Childrem's Rights expert Marieke is the face of our report ‘Her Body, Her Rights’

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Joy Morozov. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Joy Morozov
International Alliances

Working with experts who are fighting to improve the lives of millions of children and women in the most underprivileged world is what gets me up every morning.

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.

Colin Allen
Colin Allen
President, World Federation of the Deaf

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, as a well-respected international NGO, continues to take up responsibility to reach out to deaf people and realise Sign Language rights. I personally witnessed the benefits of such a move in PNG.

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