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Yetnebersh Nigussie with pupils Credit: Light for the World
Today is the 3rd of December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The official theme reminds us that this day is about “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership.”
Mekonen Beyabeh and family Photo Credit Ulrich Eigner
At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed. The WHO has launched the first World report on Vision.
Abdou Nourou aus Burkina Faso - Credit: LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
Research “Leave No Child Behind” reveals, governments are falling short on their commitments to protect millions of children with a disability around the world. Read Nourou's story.
Little boy with visual impairment with his mother at new Beira eye clinic.
The newest state-of-the-art Eye Clinic in Mozambique officially opened its doors on August 30th, 2019.
Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development
More than 2,000 participants from governments, civil society, academia and business attended this year's High-Level Political Forum in New York City - July 2019.
Overview of the Sustainable Development Goals
This year the theme of the High-level political forum on sustainable development was “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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1,209,978
Number of people reached
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89,280
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
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12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Foto: Yetnebersh Nigussie Molla
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.

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.

Paulien Bruijn
Paulien Bruijn
Coordinator Inclusive Development

We help people with disabilities with rehabilitation and education and train other development organisations to reach people with disabilities in their programmes.  I am looking forward to the day when we are no longer needed.

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