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Spezielle News

Damaged homes by cyclone in flooded waters.
On March 14th, 2019, cyclone Idai hit Mozambique. We are committed to supporting our local community partners to help people affected by the cyclone.
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaking at WEF
Yetnebersh Nigussie reflects on what you need to know about the Davos world leader’s gathering if you want to drive disability inclusion forward.
Woman kisses woman with eye batch
For the first time, Light for the World systematically tackles the eye disease glaucoma with a new multi-country programme.
The Winners: Her Abilities Award
Find out about the winners of the Her Abilities Award, our initiative to honour women with disabilities.
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?

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

News

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
Her Abilities Winners
Dance without barriers
2019-06-02
Light for the World, Lillis Ballroom and Zero Project invite to a very special evening side event alongside the international Zero Project Conference 2019 in Vienna.
Portrait Yetnebersh Nigussie smiling
World Economic Forum: Yetnebersh Nigussie promotes Disability Inclusion
2019-17-01
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks about disability inclusion during the World Economic Forum from 22nd to 25th January.
A man interviewing a woman, who is smiling
A communication gap
2019-14-01
Our research "Communication Matters!" shows which obstacles persons with disabilities face in accessing public information and services in Cambodia.

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Testimonials

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.

Foto: Yetnebersh Nigussie Molla
Yetnebersh Nigussie
Director Advocacy and Rights

Working with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD means that my 99 abilities are valued and recognised - despite my one disability.

Thérèse Kafando
Thérèse Kafando
Director of CEFISE

I am very proud of and satisfied with the collaboration with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. Thanks to their support, we are able to reach large numbers of excluded children with disabilities.

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