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People in Mozambique - including women and children -- queue in ankle deep, muddy water for support, following repeated cyclones, storms and floods
This World Environment Day we look at the impact the climate crisis is having on eye health; and the urgent role Light for the World & our partners have to play.
Two women, one of them carrying a sleeping baby on her back, in front of a waiting line at a hospital in Burkina Faso
The World Health Assembly has just adopted a resolution called "The highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities", aiming to turn the right to inclusive healthcare into reality. In this Q&A, Light for the World asks our experts for their take.
Ugandan Disability Inclusion Facilitator Dorcus Kabahenda stands smiling and leaning on her crutches.
We meet Disability Inclusion Facilitator Dorcus Kabahenda, who has made it her daily mission to help companies become more inclusive for everybody. She gives us insights into her work and the barriers which people with disabilities face every day.
A male employee of Endiro coffeeshop wearing a face mask and apron hands a woman a bag of goods
International Workers’ Day on May 1st is a day to celebrate working people around the world. It’s also a day to call for accessible workspaces and an inclusive economy.
12-year-old Alira Karim encircled by his classmates in Nouna, Burkina Faso. The boy has hydrocephalus and is of short stature. He wears a blue T-shirt and has a big grin on his face.
It’s Global Action Week for Education and access to education for millions of learners with disabilities is under threat due the COVID-19 pandemic. More funding for inclusive education systems which leave no-one behind is vital. Let's ensure that every child can go to school.
Naomi Akwee, Disability Inclusion Facilitator, from Uganda sits facing the camera. She is in a wheelchair. She is talking, half smiling, and using her hands to get her point across. She wears a blue scarf, black rimmed glasses, hoop earrings and a smart denim jacket. The background is blurred, but you can tell it is outside. It is sunny.
On World Creativity and Innovation Day, 21 April, we are highlighting trailblazing programmes which strengthen disability rights, including Light for the World’s award winning ‘Disability Inclusion Facilitators’.

Our top successes in 2019

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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
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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

Magdalena Scharl
Magdalena Scharl
Peer-adviser, BIZEPS

What I particularly like about LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is their appreciation of diversity and above all their real effort to be inclusive at all stages from planning to implementation of programmes.

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.

Werner Huber. Photo: Gregor Kuntscher
Werner Huber
Donor Communication

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works as a team at eye level, and gives meaning and great pleasure to many people.

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