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Balla Ouattara and a patient

"It's the passion"

2016-09-16
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD offered Balla Ouattara a scholarship to become an ophthalmologist. Today he works as a specialist and talks to us about his vision and passion.
For a new Europe

A new Europe

2016-09-13
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has co-published a statement for a new, social, sustainable and inclusive Europe.
Six People in a wheelchair plaing basket ball Credit: Aleksandra Pawloff

Paralympics: Sports as a tool for empowerment

2016-09-07
It strengthens one's self-esteem as well as one's body and promotes understanding – sports for and with persons with disabilities. That's why sports is so important for LIGHT FOR THE WORLD!
Logo: 10 years of CRPD

CRPD: 10 years anniversary celebration in Addis Ababa

2016-08-29
The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the African Union Commission and the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights organize a Regional Workshop in Addis Ababa. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD's track record led to an invitation as relevant stakeholder and presenter of its work.
Johndy plays football Credit: Jako Klamer/LIGHT FOR THE WORLD

Johndy is great at playing football

2016-08-19
A young boy from South Sudan was hurt in a violent conflict in his home town Bor and survived a gruesome flight to camp Mahad in Juba.
Woman with eye patch is harvesting corn

Drought in Ethiopia

2016-08-05
Persons with disabilities have worse access to water.
Various actors form the development community, ministries and donors welcomed LIGHT FOR THE WORLD’s new country strategy for Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso: New Country Strategy

2016-07-28
Various actors from the development community, ministries and donors welcomed LIGHT FOR THE WORLD’s new country strategy for Burkina Faso.
The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities

Time for inclusive sustainable development

2016-07-25
The first High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda is over: What has been achieved for persons with disabilities?
People walking along a street in South Sudan

South Sudan: A devastating situation

2016-07-14
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is deeply moved by the devastating situation in South Sudan.
Yetnebersh Nigussie in front of a SDG poster

UN: High-level Political Forum 2016

2016-07-14
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is making persons with disabilities heard at this year's HLPF in New York.

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