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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

antibiotics
10,134,553
people received antibiotics
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

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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
Girl with disability sits in classroom in Burkina Faso.
Inclusive education enrollment on the rise
2017-14-03
Our 2016 figures show a marked increase in education programme enrollment
Her Body Her Rights: Drawing by a participant in a sex education workshop, Ethiopia
Knowledge is power
2017-08-03
Most girls and women with disabilities are denied their right to sex education
Country Representative Elie Bagbila presents a microscope to Robert Sangaré of National University Hospital Yalgado Ouédraogo. Credit: Light for the World
Ophthalmic equipment for Burkina Faso's National University Hospital
2017-06-03
New batch of medical equipment delivered - by Emmanuel Kansié

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Haile Gebrselassie
Haile Gebrselassie
Olympic Gold Medallist and quadruple World Champion

As Goodwill Ambassador of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, it seems crucial to me that persons with disabilities should move from the margins of society to its center and enjoy equal rights in all areas of life.

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.

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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