Light for the World announces Her Abilities Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

On International Women’s Day 2018, Light for the World announced the launch of Her Abilities, the first global award honouring women with disabilities who have achieved greatness in their life or field of work. Inspired by being awarded The Spirit of Helen Keller Award on International Women’s Day and The Right Livelihood Award in 2017, Light for the World…

Jobs: Consultant Ophthalmologist (Burkina Faso)

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Light for the World, an international development organization specializing in disability, whose vision is to build an inclusive society where no one is left behind, is looking for a francophone consultant ophthalmologist for their programme in Burkina Faso. Deadline for Applications: 9 March Light for the World est une organisation internationale de développement spécialisée sur…

Yetnebersh Nigussie, receives 2017 ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Right Livelihood Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Yetnebersh Nigussie, a 35 year old lawyer from Ethiopia and Light for the World’s Senior Inclusion Advisor, will be awarded The Right Livelihood Award 2017 . The Right Livelihood Award is widely referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. She was awarded “for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities allowing…

“It’s not me!” A story about Depression and Eye Health

Country Representative, Burkina Faso
Organisation: Light for the World

On World Health Day, Elie Bagbile, Country Representative of Burkina Faso for Light for the World recounts a story close to his heart, highlighting the role of their Community-based Rehabilitation programme. Tonton Dieudonné was an exceptional teacher, very respectful and much respected, known by everybody in the community for his strong commitment to the Catholic…