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Infographic: The 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 6 of them are being reviewed at the HLPF. Credit: UN
Ensuring that people with disabilities are involved at all stages
Photo: An overjoyed Lina is back with her family after surgery. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
An ophthalmic outreach enabled Lina Zaie to grow crops again
Symbolic photo: In 2016, we enabled more than 100,000 eye surgeries. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
Last year's successes in fully accessible PDF format
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritize schooling for children with disabilities
Nidhi Singal
Inclusive Education also means quality education, says Nidhi Singal.
left to right: Caroline Harper (Sight Savers), Tom Shakespeare (LIGHT FOR THE WORLD UK), Yetnebersh Nigussie (LIGHT FOR THE WORLD), Baroness Sandip Verma (DFID) Credit: Will Pascall Photography
A discussion hosted by LIGHT FOR THE WORLD at the House of Lords

2015: Six important figures at a glance

medication
10,134,553
people received medication
eye consultation
1,123,116
eye consultations
cataract
50,863
cataract surgeries
rehabilitation
46,911
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
26,270
trachoma surgeries
7,812
children with disabilities received school education

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Marlene Binggeli
Marlene Binggeli
Donor

I have experienced LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as authentic, unpretentious, and lively. Their work for children with disabilities is extremely important. That is why I have made a bequest to them.

Silvia Bopp
Silvia Bopp
Supporter

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been supporting the Dr.-Silvia-Bopp Foundation and its goals in a great way. Open-mindedness regarding new projects and a high level of personal commitment characterises LIGHT FOR THE WORLD.

Wouter Verboon
Wouter Verboon
optometrist

What would thousands of people in developing countries be without LIGHT FOR THE WORLD reaching out to them with eye care, education and rehabilitation? I have seen myself how these people are discriminated and marginalised.

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