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We welcome Colin Allen, a stalwart of the global human rights community, respected academic and top sign language advocate, as our new Ambassador.
A woman in Africa puts her arm around a little girl wearing an eye patch. Both are smiling at one another. (c) Light for the World
Thanks to the support of partners and people like you, we were able to reach out to even more communities last year, transforming lives in the process.
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Right now, governments worldwide are reviewing the global goals on sustainability. Those goals are united by one call: “Leave no one behind” – a pledge that remains as important as ever in the context of the global COVID-19 response, says Benedikt van den Boom, Light for the World’s Advocacy Coordinator.
“Aid out of Reach”: untold stories from people with disabilities
Humanitarian organisations can learn a lot from what happened during the Cyclone Idai aid response.
Disability inclusive education only happens when all really means all
It’s the world’s most comprehensive analysis of inclusion and education, and it’s out now. The 2020 global education monitoring report All Means All spotlights the needs of children with disabilities, thanks to the commitment of many advocates including Nafisa Baboo, Director on Inclusive Education at Light for the World. She tells us why we should all be paying it close attention.
Light for the world employee Sophia Mohammed and little Nyaush in an IDP Camp in South Sudan
On today's World Refugee Day, 4.3 million people from South Sudan are still displaced. Among them are people with disabilities who are at even greater risk from the COVID-19 pandemic.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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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

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.

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.

Alejandra Rivera Eid
Alejandra Rivera Eid
IIMS Bolivia

We thank LIGHT FOR THE WORLD for the opportunity to work together for the human rights, inclusion and the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Bolivia.

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