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Yeti, Marieke and Rupert at the COSP 2019 Photo Credit: Julian Roniger
Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.
Opthalmologist checking a patient's eye
A partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and Light for the World aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 10 African countries.
woman on a wheelchair. Text next to her says SDG 5 Gender Equality
With the Her Abilities Award, Light for the World wants to contribute to the theme of SDG 5 and put the achievements of women with disabilities at centre-stage. The nomination deadline is around the corner.
Photo:Robert Ssewagude, Light for the World beneficiary, Tanzania. Credit: Light for the World
The East Africa Disability Fund awards £2.1 million of funding to six organisations
Logo:Global Disability Summit 2018. Credit: DfID
More than 700 delegates to discuss aspects of disability inclusion at London summit
Key Visual: Her Abilities Award. Credit: Licht für die Welt / PKP BBDO
Nominations for Light for the World's new award start today

2018: Six important figures at a glance

Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases icon
16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,209,978
Number of people reached
Eye surgeries performed icon
89,280
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
Livelihood icon
24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
children with disabilities who received an education book icon
12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Fortunat Walther
Fortunat Walther
CEO Medicor Foundation

Throughout our longstanding cooperation, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has proven to be an efficient and transparent organization that emphasizes supporting locally pre-existing structures and thus sustainability in development.

Gabriel Müller. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Gabriel Müller
Director International Alliances

Enabling underprivileged persons to have a better future is the most beautiful expression of humanity. They who give are truly rich.

Isidore Ouedraogo
Isidore Ouedraogo
OCADES Burkina Faso

We look with pride at our many shared programmes in CBR, inclusive education and eye health, through which thousands regain their dignity and their place in Burkinabe society.

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