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Yeti, Marieke and Rupert at the COSP 2019 Photo Credit: Julian Roniger
Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.
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June 5th is World Environment Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment worldwide.
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With the Her Abilities Award, Light for the World wants to contribute to the theme of SDG 5 and put the achievements of women with disabilities at centre-stage. The nomination deadline is around the corner.
Food and water is distributed to victims of cyclones in Mozambique
By donating you are helping thousands of people with disabilities recover from the devastating storms.
Búzi Residents and Light for the World team walk through rubble- Photo Credit: Country Team
Water born diseases are on the rise, schools are closed and another storm is approaching - this is the current situation in Mozambique. You can help make a difference now.
Castigo from Mozambique with is tricycle
Day to day life can be quite challenging for someone with an assistive device in Mozambique. Follow Castigo's journey after the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, and see for yourself how Light for the World is helping him reach his dreams.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,209,978
Number of people reached
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89,280
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
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12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

News

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Innovate for Inclusion - A Social Innovation Lab Publication
2019-07-06
A Social Innovation Lab is a space where a group of people in complementary roles come together to experiment, in order to find new solutions to complex problems.
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Alliance fights avoidable blindness
2019-29-05
A partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and Light for the World aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 10 African countries.
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'Nothing is the Same' - Benedict's visit to Mozambique Post Idai
2019-25-04
Due to the emergency situation brought by the Cyclone Idai, the Mozambican country team was reinforced by the international team with Benedict Hoefnagels, from the UK. This is his experience.
Fatima Kyari
“Most people don’t know they have glaucoma”
2019-12-03
Glaucoma specialist Fatima Kyari about why awareness for the eye disease is so important

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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.

Paulien Bruijn
Paulien Bruijn
Coordinator Inclusive Development

We help people with disabilities with rehabilitation and education and train other development organisations to reach people with disabilities in their programmes.  I am looking forward to the day when we are no longer needed.

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Gabriel Müller
Director International Alliances

Enabling underprivileged persons to have a better future is the most beautiful expression of humanity. They who give are truly rich.

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