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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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Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Number of people reached
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Eye surgeries performed
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Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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Livelihood and empowerment activities
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Children with disabilities who received an education


Marlene Binggeli
Marlene Binggeli

I have experienced LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as authentic, unpretentious, and lively. Their work for children with disabilities is extremely important. That is why I have made a bequest to them.

Martin Ledolter
Martin Ledolter
CEO Austrian Development Agency

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been instrumental in establishing and promoting inclusion as an integral part of development cooperation.

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Yetnebersh Nigussie
Director Advocacy and Rights

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

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