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Our mission & vision

We empower people with disabilities and protect eye health – because an inclusive society is better for all!

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Our approach

Promoting eye health

The steady loss of eyesight to blindness is highest in low-income countries. There, the rate of untreated eye disease is 90%, with sub-Saharan Africa being particularly affected.

Championing inclusive education

Education is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and forms the basis for a self-determined and independent future. Nevertheless, more than 32.5 million children in poorer regions are denied their right to education.

Supporting people with disabilities

Exclusion and discrimination of people with disabilities must finally be a thing of the past. Every person should be able to participate in our world on an equal footing. No one must be left behind.

Together, we are changing lives. In 2020

69.000

operations were done.

14.000

children with disabilities could attend school.

15.000

people with disabilities were enabled to live a self-determined life.

Testimonials

Colin Allen
Colin Allen

It’s time the mainstream nurtured, sought out and embraced people with disabilities. Our voices must be heard in all spheres of society. That’s my goal, as an Ambassador for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD.

Colin Allen AM Former President, World Federation of the Deaf & Visiting Lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology
Henry Wanyoike
Henry Wanyoike

I love to make this world a better place together with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. People with disabilities have a great role to play in any community. They should not wait but stand up and go for their dreams and talents.

Henry Wanyoike Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder (Kenya)
Haile Gebrselassie
Haile Gebrselassie

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.

Haile Gebrselassie Olympic Gold Medallist and quadruple World Champion