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Photo: The Wilson family lost their son Charles Abui to Nodding Syndrome. Credit: Julia Gunther
Nodding Syndrome stunts growth, impairs cognition, causes epileptic seizures
Photo collage: empowered women with disabilities. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
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
Photo: Light for the World's Senior Inclusion Advisor, Yetnebersh Nigussie, has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award 2017. Credit: Studio Casagrande
Our Ethiopian colleague receives prestigious award
Photo: An overjoyed Lina is back with her family after surgery. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
An ophthalmic outreach enabled Lina Zaie to grow crops again
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritize schooling for children with disabilities

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

Testimonials

Grace Lime
Grace Lime
Donor

I see a donation to LIGHT FOR THE WORLD as an investment with a high revenue. When you save someone’s eyesight, you save a life. Buy one jeans less in a year and save someone’s eyesight.

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.

Henry Wanyoike
Henry Wanyoike
Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder (Kenya)

I love to make this world a better place together with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. People with disabilities have a great role to play in any community. They should not wait but stand up and go for their dreams and talents.

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