Our vision is to provide comprehensive eye health for those who need it most, by strengthening health care systems. We focus on regions where eye health is less developed and on the poorest and hardest to reach populations. Therefore, we aim to improve access to eye health services for people living in rural areas, people who are unable to afford services, women, persons with disabilities, and children.
This document describes Light for the World’s approach to its programmes and advocacy work. It gives an overview of the most important guidelines, policies and quality standards.
The following financial minimum standards shall apply to Light for the World International and its members
These principles apply for all team members of Light for the World. This includes all employees, volunteers and freelancers at Light for the World International and its members.
Environmental degradation and climate change is occurring all over the world and affects the populations of many countries where Light for the World is currently working. Light for the World proactively developed this Environmental Policy to outline its position and values linked to the organisation’s overall environmental performance and direction as expressed by our board of trustees and senior level management. As an international organisation, we want to contribute to the sustainability of our planet and to contribute to reducing breaking up the interlinkage between environmental degradation, poverty and disability.
At Light for the World we strive for accessible eye care services and support inclusive education, empowering persons with disabilities to participate equally in society. Also, we strive to be an inclusive organisation for women and men with and without disabilities. Each of these groups has different needs and challenges which they face in their everyday life.
The Transparency and Anti-Corruption Policy entered into force on 1 January 2014 and was reviewed in 2019. The policy will be reviewed every three years. It shall be valid for Light for the World International and for all of its members. Light for the World reaffirms the following policy, that no kind of corruption whatsoever will be concealed, accepted, negated or understated.
Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse, neglect and bullying. Light for the World’s Safeguarding Policy sets out how we strive to keep all children and adults safe during the course of our work. Safeguarding is embedded through the three pillars of prevention, reporting (by a complaints mechanism) and response.