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Together for Inclusive Futures

two Kenyan women seated in front of a fruit and vegetable stall. the woman on the left wears orthopaedic shoes and holds a notepad in her hands as she interviews the other woman about the impact of COVID
Kenya 2020. interview at the market about the impact of COVID
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Light for the World is proud to be a part of the Inclusive Futures initiative, funded by UK aid and USAID. The initiative brings together 23 disability and development organisations who work to ensure equal opportunities for everyone and a global future that’s disability inclusive.

We are part of this initiative because:

  1. Inclusion is a human right
  2. People with disabilities have so much untapped potential
  3. Partnership is in our DNA

With our partners, Light for the World ensures inclusive vocational training and employment in Bangladesh. We link micro-entrepreneurs with disabilities to businesses in Kenya. In Nepal, we create decent work opportunities, including in the coffee value chain.

a Nepalese woman and man plant a coffee seedling with 2 women watching. all are wearing protective face masks.
Farmers in Kavre District, Nepal, learn about coffee planting. credit: ICCO/Cordaid

The Inclusive Futures initiative is a first of its kind. It brings together development organisations, people with disabilities and their organisations, and public and private sectors. It is an ambitious and truly collaborative partnership which demonstrates that we can make inclusive development a reality.

Sander Schot, Head of Economic Empowerment, Light for the World

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