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Photo: Children at an inclusive school in Gondar, Ethiopia, 2017. Credit: Light for the World
Our colleagues, partners, and supporters helped us achieve amazing things in 2017
Photo: Inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
IDDC and Light for the World launch IE financing newsletter
Teaser Pic: World Disability Day 2017
32 million children with disabilities are still out of school
Photo: An overjoyed Lina is back with her family after surgery. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
An ophthalmic outreach enabled Lina Zaie to grow crops again
Symbolic photo: In 2016, we enabled more than 100,000 eye surgeries. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
Last year's successes in fully accessible PDF format
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities

2016: Six important figures at a glance

people received medication
patients received eye care services
patients received eye care services
cataract surgeries
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
trachoma surgeries
children with disabilities received school education


Photo: Charity and her siblings. Credit: Jaco Klamer
Fighting for Inclusion
Malte Fähnders discusses initiatives to support children with disabilities in war ravaged South Sudan
Photo: Senior Inclusive Education advisor Nafisa Baboo. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher/Light for the World
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Nafisa Baboo
Inclusive education expert Nafisa Baboo drives global push to leave no-one behind
Photo: Sports can be a great vehicle for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Credit: EIFODEC
Sports can be a life changer
Breaking down the social barriers for persons with disabilities through sport
Photo: Marieke Boersma and her daughter. Credit: Light for the World
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Marieke Boersma
Childrem's Rights expert Marieke is the face of our report ‘Her Body, Her Rights’

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Josef Stockreiter

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OCADES Burkina Faso

We look with pride at our many shared programmes in CBR, inclusive education and eye health, through which thousands regain their dignity and their place in Burkinabe society.

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I have experienced LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as authentic, unpretentious, and lively. Their work for children with disabilities is extremely important. That is why I have made a bequest to them.

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