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In einer Schulklasse sitzen alle Kinder in Holzbänken hintereinander und heben freudig die Hände.
Jose Mussena © Ulrich Eigner

Mozambique

Light for the World in Mozambique protects eye health and breaks down barriers preventing disability inclusion.

We have a strong focus on the most underserved groups in the country, including women, girls and people with disabilities living in rural and low income areas.

We promote the economic empowerment of financially vulnerable groups, including youth with disabilities, and ensure children with disabilities can access quality, inclusive education.

Our team are also disability-inclusive emergency response experts. When disaster strikes, they provide targeted support to meet the urgent needs of people with disabilities. They ensure equal access to information, food, safe drinking water, and psychosocial support. And they train other humanitarian organisations on how to be more inclusive.

We enjoy strong roots at the government, local, partner and community level across all of our programmes.

Important policies passed by the Government of Mozambique support eye health and disability inclusion programmes. However, a lack of funding leaves enormous challenges.

“At Light for the World in Mozambique, we are constantly evaluating our work and impact. We greatly benefit from the learning space we openly share with our partners, especially organisations of people with disabilities and grassroots organisations. We are inspired every day by the resilience, creativity and skill of our colleagues and partners who often work in very tough environments.”

Zicai Zacarias, National Director, Light for the World Mozambique