Light for the World
Who we are
Light for the World is an international disability and development organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. We strive for accessible eye care services and support inclusive education, empowering persons with disabilities to participate equally in society.
Light for the World is an international organisation with Austria, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland as core members, and Belgium and the Netherlands as associate members. We have country offices in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mozambique, as well as an EU office in Brussels. Our programmes in 15 countries strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities, enabling them to lead a self-sustaining life and reducing systemic poverty by including persons with disabilities.
Our mission and vision
Light for the World is an international disability and development organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. We enable crucial eye health services and empower people with disabilities in some of the poorest regions of the world.
Our mission is to contribute to a world in which persons with disabilities fully exercise their rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guides us. Persons with disabilities living in poverty are amongst the most excluded groups in society. They are at the centre of our work and they drive the change.
- We engage in empowering persons with disabilities to take development in their own hands.
- We strive to overcome all barriers in society and create access for people with disabilities.
- We are committed to improving eye health and promoting inclusive education, community-based rehabilitation, disability rights, livelihood and disability inclusion.
- We pay specific attention to women with disabilities, children with disabilities and more excluded impairment groups within the disability community.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guides us in our work.
Please find more detailed information in our annual Activity Report.