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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
Photo: Inclusive Livelihood project in Rwanda. Credit: Marjan van der Lingen / Light for the World
Changing lives at community level
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NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities

2016: Six important figures at a glance

medication
10,134,553
people received medication
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: Snapshot from one of three road safety videos featuring youth with disabilities, produced by Light for the World Cambodia and Cambodian Red Cross.
Better Road Safety for and by Persons with Disabilities
2018-15-05
Video campaign for Global Road Safety Week
Photo: Participants of the UNCRPD 10th anniversary celebrations at Sofala, Mozambique. Credit: Light for the World
Celebrating a decade of inclusive development
2018-07-05
On 2 May, 2008, the UNCRPD entered into force
Photo: Yetnerbersh Nigussie with Helen Keller International CEO Kathy Spahn at the 2018 Helen Keller Award Gala. Credit: Rick Gilbert
Helen Keller Award 2018
2018-03-05
Yetnebersh Nigussie receives prestigious award at NYC gala
Photo: RAISE training Graduates at Shillong, North East India, 25 April 2018. Credit: Light for the World
RAISE: Inclusive Education Teacher training
2018-25-04
Key teacher graduation in Shillong marks milestone for inclusive education in North East India

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Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
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Marion Draxler. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Marion Draxler
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Josef Stockreiter
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