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Photo: The Light for the World delegation at GDS 2018. Credit: Light for the World
A summary of key results of the London Global Disability Summit 2018
Photo: Kadidiatou attends school together with her non-disabled peers. Credit: Emmanuel Kansié / Light for the World
Why Inclusive Education? Q & A, tutorial videos, and resources.
Photo: Selamawit and her mother, Zinabua, from Awassa. Credit: Light for the World
Why Community-Based Rehabilitation? And how does it work?
Photo: video still of Litsy Ramos and her mother
Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter
Photo collage: empowered women with disabilities. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
Photo: Inclusive Livelihood project in Rwanda. Credit: Marjan van der Lingen / Light for the World
Changing lives at community level

2017: Six important figures at a glance

medication
12,999,134
people received medication
persons reached
1,319,784
number of persons reached
Photo: Patient after cataract surgery
93,082
eye surgeries
rehabilitation
33,904
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
20,640
livelihood activities
Photo: Children with disabilities receiving school education
9,062
children with disabilities receiving school education

News

Albert Bock and a child in Ethiopia
A tribute to Albert Bock [1974 – 2018]
2018-24-08
Light for the World mourns the loss of a dear, respected colleague & friend
Photo: Adriana cuddles her puppy, Negrita. Credit: FASSIV
Adriana's puppy
2018-10-08
Litlle Adriana Masai trains interaction skills with her puppy, Negrita
Photo: Dr. Amir Bedri Kello. Credit: Light for the World
Eye Health Hero Leaves for New Challenges
2018-08-08
Light for the World says good-bye to Dr. Amir Bedri Kello
Photo: Tom Shakespeare visiting Light for the World projects in Mozambique. Credit: Light for the World
Disability and Leadership
2018-25-07
Global Disability Summit speech by Tom Shakespeare

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Colin Low
Colin Low
Politician and law scholar

I have high regard for the highly professional and committed work LIGHT FOR THE WORLD does in combating injustice and inequality and the marginalisation of disadvantaged groups throughout the world.

Colin Allen
Colin Allen
President, World Federation of the Deaf

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, as a well-respected international NGO, continues to take up responsibility to reach out to deaf people and realise Sign Language rights. I personally witnessed the benefits of such a move in PNG.

Marlene Binggeli
Marlene Binggeli
Donor

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.

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