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Naomi Akwee, Disability Inclusion Facilitator, from Uganda sits facing the camera. She is in a wheelchair. She is talking, half smiling, and using her hands to get her point across. She wears a blue scarf, black rimmed glasses, hoop earrings and a smart denim jacket. The background is blurred, but you can tell it is outside. It is sunny.
On World Creativity and Innovation Day, 21 April, we are highlighting trailblazing programmes which strengthen disability rights, including Light for the World’s award winning ‘Disability Inclusion Facilitators’.
Light for the World inclusion expert Ambrose Murangira shares information about COVID-19 in Ugandan sign language.
This World Health Day, we take a closer look at the burning global topic “access to the COVID-19 vaccine”. For Light for the World and the communities we serve, including people with disabilities, the stakes are agonisingly high.
Five women and one man stand side-by-side facing the camera. Each is wearing a COVID-19 protective mask. Each is holding a small coffee sapling, in a plant pot. In the background there are green trees. They are stood on a dirt track / include. These are participants in the HAMRO project coffee in Nepal. The programme aims to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and its effect on livelihoods of people with disabilities by engaging them in one of the most lucrative and profitable agricultural value chains: coffee
We ask Disability Inclusion Advisor Murali Padmanabhan how the loss of work – and resulting hunger crisis – has impacted people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People in Mozambique walking the flooded streets through angkle deep water.
People with disabilities tell us how they’ve stayed strong in the face of cyclones, devastating floods and COVID-19.
Isabel Antonio sits with her two grandchildren in front of her house on a bamboo mat. The small child sits on her lap and her older grandson who is an albino sits next to her looking happily at his sister.
Light for the World is proud to launch with our partners a ‘first of its kind’ toolkit to combat glaucoma, the leading cause of irreparable blindness, across Sub-Saharan Africa.
World Women's Day: Women in leadership - Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” (c) Light for the World
The UN has announced the theme of Women’s Day, 8 March, as “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.

Our top successes in 2019

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12,583,000
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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1,236,000
Number of people reached
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68,000
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
45,000
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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15,000
Livelihood and empowerment activities
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14,000
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Former EU Commissioner, President of EU-LAC Foundation

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD shows a remarkable vision of an inclusive world in which we are all able to live a life of health and dignity.

Ronald Boef
Ronald Boef
Ambassador, top-10 blind golf players in the world

I realise that I am privileged compared to other people with a visual impairment. I had the chance to make my dreams come true. Peers in developing countries deserve the same opportunities.

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.

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