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Light for the World in the media

We are proud to share coverage of our programmes and expert colleagues in media outlets worldwide. For media enquiries, please see the contact information at the bottom of this page. Check out our guide for tips on media reporting on disability.

South Sudan blind football league (04.05.2024)

Simon Madol, a Disability Inclusion Facilitator, and blind football players Jimmy Just Augustin and Yona Sabri spoke to the BBC’s The Happy Pod about South Sudan’s first blind football league and how the sport can promote disability inclusion. (Listen from 9.24).

Listen at BBC Global News Podcast.

Screenshot of webpage where the Voice of America report on the Sign Language Training Centre can be heard.

South Sudan launches first sign language training centre (14.05.2024)

Esther Piro, a Disability Inclusion Facilitator, spoke to Voice of America’s South Sudan in Focus about the country’s first Sign Language Training Centre.

Listen at Voice of America.


“Prioritize Pediatric Programs” (07.05.2024)

Dr Vasco da Gama, Mozambique’s first paediatric ophthalmologist, spoke to The Ophthalmologist magazine about the importance of children having access to quality eye health care.

Read more at The Ophthalmologist.

More media coverage

  • Sign language learning centre opens in Juba (14.05.2024) (The Tower Post)
  • A workshop for the accessibility of digital educational resources adapted for the benefit of people with disabilities (02.05.2024) (
  • Living with disability in a South Sudan refugee camp. (25.04.2024) (BBC Focus on Africa)
  • Empowering Teachers with Technology for Inclusive Learning: A Pilot Initiative in Burkina Faso (24.04.2024) (UNESCO)
  • Football Dreams & The Dinka Boys (28.03.2024) (Goal Click)
  • The fight to cure South Sudan’s mysterious neurological disorder (25.03.2024) (The Guardian)
  • Persistent Education Access Challenges for Disabled in South Sudan (22.02.2024) (Voice of America)
  • Sitting Down With… Geoffrey Wabulembo, Medical Director, Eye Health and NTDs at Light for the World (31.01.2024) (The Ophthalmologist)
  • ONG Light for the world : Six enfants handicapés reçoivent des kits de couture et de mécanique (22.12.2023) (Le
  • Ugandan Director Mathew Nabwiso Seeks to Challenge Some of the Existing Narratives about People with Disability (15.12.2023) (Voice of America)
  • Empower entrepreneurs with disabilities to boost economy, foster inclusivity (11.12.2023) (The Star Kenya)
  • Why do deaf Africans struggle to access their rights? (22.09.2023) (DW)
  • Why South Sudan Has Become A Focal Point For Blind Soccer Players (28.07.2023) (Forbes)
  • Au Soudan du Sud, les débuts prometteurs du cécifoot (02.07.2023) (RFI)


For media enquiries, including interview requests, images and language guidelines, contact Robert Kidd.

Robert Kidd

Global Editor and Advisor