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Light For The World - Christoffel Development Cooperation

http://www.light-for-the-world.org/

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is the lead partner in the pilot project 'Mainstreaming Disability in Development Cooperation'.

Who we are:

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD - Christoffel Development Cooperation is an Austrian, non-governmental development organisation committed to helping and empowering people who have eye diseases, persons who are blind or partially sighted and persons with other disabilities living in underprivileged regions of our world, irrespective of gender, origin, ethnicity or religion.

Our principles are:

  • to empower people to help themselves
  • to create sustainable structures
  • to train local specialists
  • to integrate disabled people in all spheres of life
  • to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities

Fields of Work

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD operates in 14 of the poorest countries in the world.

Our work focuses on the following activities:
  • Prevention of avoidable blindness and restoring eyesight
  • Rehabilitation of persons who are blind or persons with other disabilities
  • Prevention and treatment of disabling conditions
  • Promotion of the rights of disabled people and organisations of disabled people

For further details please visit our website:
http://www.light-for-the-world.org/index.html

 
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