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Photo: Kadidiatou attends school together with her non-disabled peers. Credit: Emmanuel Kansié / Light for the World
Why Inclusive Education? Q & A, tutorial videos, and resources.
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Why Community-Based Rehabilitation? And how does it work?
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Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter
Photo collage: empowered women with disabilities. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
Photo: Inclusive Livelihood project in Rwanda. Credit: Marjan van der Lingen / Light for the World
Changing lives at community level
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NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities

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: The Wilson family lost their son Charles Abui to Nodding Syndrome. Credit: Julia Gunther
Enigmatic illness adds to the burden of the South Sudanese civil war
2018-17-04
Nodding Syndrome stunts growth, impairs cognition, causes epileptic seizures
Photo: Young ophthalmologist screening patients at an outreach in Ethiopia, 2016. Credit: Ulrich Eigner / Light for the World
How to make healthcare truly inclusive
2018-06-04
When does “healthcare for all” mean just that?
Photo: The Hyderabad conference on evidence in disability and health brought together researchers and activists.
Evidence in Global Disability and Health
2018-25-03
Hyderabad conference brought together researchers, doctors, fieldworkers, and activists
Photo: The Light for the World team in Burkina Faso, led by Elie Bagbila, after being awarded an honorary distinction by the Ministry of Women, Solidarity and Families. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World awarded Honorary Distinction for our work in Burkina Faso
2018-09-03
Ministry recognises many years of cooperation for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilites

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Haile Gebrselassie
Haile Gebrselassie
Olympic Gold Medallist and quadruple World Champion

As Goodwill Ambassador of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, it seems crucial to me that persons with disabilities should move from the margins of society to its center and enjoy equal rights in all areas of life.

Thérèse Kafando
Thérèse Kafando
Director of CEFISE

I am very proud of and satisfied with the collaboration with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. Thanks to their support, we are able to reach large numbers of excluded children with disabilities.

Joy Morozov. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Joy Morozov
International Alliances

Working with experts who are fighting to improve the lives of millions of children and women in the most underprivileged world is what gets me up every morning.

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