Our work has a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa — including: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan and Uganda.
- Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, West Africa, we support the expansion of local eye care, especially for children. Through projects on inclusive education, rehabilitation and access to work and income for people with disabilities, we accompany people with disabilities into an independent future.
In Ethiopia, we train eye care professionals and support eye clinics in their daily work. We are particularly active in the fight against preventable, infectious causes of blindness such as trachoma, as well as in the education and rehabilitation of children with disabilities.
Access to education and the labour market for people with disabilities is our main focus in Kenya, so that they can support themselves and their families and lead a self-determined life.
In the eye clinic of Light for the World in the port city of Beira as well as in numerous smaller hospitals, we provide the population of Mozambique with eye care. The country’s first pediatric ophthalmologist works with us as well. Children and young people with disabilities get access to education and rehabilitation.
- South Sudan
Our work in South Sudan is characterised by inclusive emergency aid, rehabilitation and education for internally displaced persons. Strengthening the rights of people with disabilities, concrete improvement of living conditions and peaceful coexistence in the refugee camps, promoted by sports projects, is our concern.
Child and adult eye health and access to the labour market for people with disabilities are our key concerns in Uganda.