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After four amazing and successful years at Light for the World, Yeti takes on a new challenge. Here is a review, but above all a view into the future.
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The coronavirus has reached Africa. The next few weeks are crucial to tens of thousands of lives.
In the coronavirus crisis, people with disabilities face higher risks
Our motto at LIGHT FOR THE WORLD and in this crisis: Protect the most vulnerable! We are committed to protecting those who are most at risk as the virus spreads rapidly in our part of the world and threatens countries in Africa where we work.
Yetnebersh Nigussie
Today the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders announced their class of 2020 includes Light for the World’s Director of Advocacy and Rights Yetnebersh Nigussie.
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Light for the World joins people around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day.
Speakers from left to right they are: Marianna Lipponen (DG DEVCO, European Commission), Elena Vilar-Pascual (DG DEVCO, European Commission), Delfina Hary (Light for the World in Mozambique), Catherine Naughton (EDF), Milan Šveřepa (Inclusion Europe), Carlos Cabo (Plan International)
During European Disability and Development Week 2019, Light for the World and the European Disability Forum (EDF) organised a roundtable on the importance of investing in disability inclusive education and early childhood development (ECD). The reflection that led us to this topic was two-fold.

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
children with disabilities who received an education book icon
12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Isidore Ouedraogo
Isidore Ouedraogo
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.

Colin Low
Colin Low
Politician and law scholar

I have high regard for the highly professional and committed work LIGHT FOR THE WORLD does in combating injustice and inequality and the marginalisation of disadvantaged groups throughout the world.

Grace Lime
Grace Lime
Donor

I see a donation to LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as an investment with a high revenue. When you save someone’s eyesight, you save a life. Buy one jeans less in a year and save someone’s eyesight.

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