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Photo: Light for the World UK Chair Tom Shakespeare on project visit in Mozambique. Credit: Carlos Litulo / Light for the World

12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Tom Shakespeare

Breaking down barriers in Mozambique
Photo: Hester Lacey's inverview with Yetnebersh Nigussie as published in the FT on 06/01/2017. Credit: Financial Times

'I find it irritating when people focus on my one disability'

-- excerpt of an interview with Yetnebersh Nigussie, originally published in the Financial Times on 06/01/2018
Photo: Children at an inclusive school in Gondar, Ethiopia, 2017. Credit: Light for the World

That feeling when you look back in gratitude

Our colleagues, partners, and supporters helped us achieve amazing things in 2017
Photo: With her spectacles provided through the NIURE programme, Edith from Uganda is studying to be a certified accountant. Credit: Ines Egger / Light for the World

12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Edith

Affordable spectacles for everyone
Photo: Sophia Mohammed with beneficiaries at Mahad Camp, Juba, South Sudan

12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Sophia Mohammed

Making disaster response and development disability-inclusive
Photo: Ambrose Murangira hands President Kaguta Museveni his manifesto while contesting for MP in 2011.

12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Ambrose Murangira

Promoting disability inclusion in Uganda
Photo: Tom Butcher, Board President of Light for the World US. Credit: Light for the World

12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Tom Butcher

"The world cannot work without inclusion"
Photo: Catherine at her workplace. Credit: I am EmployAble

12 faces, 12 successes: Catherine

Catherine from Nairobi is one the first deaf-blind people to get an International Computer Driving License
Photo: An overjoyed Ana Clara returns to her family's home in rural Bolivia, December 2017,

12 faces, 12 successes: Ana Clara

That feeling when Ana Clara from Bolivia visits her family for Christmas
Photo: Hand of a student reading a braille page. Credit: Light for the World

Education was a turning point...

...that changed my blindness from a disability into an opportunity - by Yetnebersh Nigussie