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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?
Photo: video still of Litsy Ramos and her mother
Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter
Photo collage: empowered women with disabilities. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties

2017: Six important figures at a glance

medication
12,999,134
people received medication
persons reached
1,319,784
number of persons reached
Photo: Patient after cataract surgery
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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Girl in school laughing
What inclusion really means
2018-07-12
Disability Inclusion Advisor Zina Olshanska writes of her experience at the Family Planning Conference in Rwanda, and the story of a particular woman who showed her what inclusion really means.
Walakifina: mother and daughter
A view for a view
2018-23-11
Every person watching the video in this article enables a little child like Walakifina to recover their eyesight.
Group pic of Light for the World staff clapping
30 years of Light for the world
2018-22-11
In the past 30 years we were able to transform millions of people’s lives. But, there is still a lot to be done.
Women in wheelchairs
Burkina Faso: Implementing disability rights
2018-30-10
5 Things to Know About the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Burkina Faso

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

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.

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.

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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