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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
Portrait of Puja. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Through our CBR programme, Puja from Guwahati was able to finish school
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities
Sign language as a teaching medium in Cambodia. Credit: Peter Canton
Our Netherlands-based Lab is a space for stakeholders to come together to make disability inclusion work.
Disability-inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
New report calls for changes to government and donor practice

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

News

Photo: Left to right - Yetnebersh Nigussie, Dagnachew Wakene, Maggie Kern. Credit: Light for the World
Sustainable Development means disability-inclusive development!
2017-21-07
Ministerial Declaration adopted - Maggie Kern blogs from the HLPF, Part 2
Photo: Elie Bagbila gives a presentation during the inclusion training. Credit: Emmanuel Kansié
Training Partners in Inclusive Development
2017-19-07
At a training in Ouagadougou, we discussed issues and tools with our partners and networks - by Emmanuel Kansié
Logo of the Africa-EU Partnership
Disability as a cross-cutting issue in partnership talks
2017-18-07
Towards an inclusive partnership between Africa and the EU - by Steffie Neyens
Photo: Left to right - Maggie Kern, Yetnebersh Nigussie (both Light for the World), Jan Kickert (Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN). Credit: Light for the World
Drawing Attention to Inclusion at the HLPF
2017-17-07
Advocacy Officer Maggie Kern blogs from the High-Level Political Forum

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Josef Stockreiter
Josef Stockreiter
Donor

I know that LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is using my donation in an efficient manner to combat preventable blindness.

Silvia Bopp
Silvia Bopp
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LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been supporting the Dr. Silvia Bopp Foundation and our goals in a great way. Open-mindedness regarding new projects and a high level of personal commitment characterise LIGHT FOR THE WORLD.

Foto: Yetnebersh Nigussie Molla
Yetnebersh Nigussie
Senior Inclusion Officer

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

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