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The savings group that’s changing lives

The Masindi Savings Group meets under a tree outside local council buildings in Uganda. But the unusual location isn’t the only unorthodox thing about it.

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Sightsavers welcomes UK announcement of global disability summit

The UK government will hold a disability summit in July 2018, as part of a push to ensure people with disabilities are included in global development.

The leaders of disability self-help groups in Bangladesh pose for a photo.
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New alliance in Bangladesh promotes disability-inclusive development

The alliance, inaugurated in Dhaka, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities as part of the country’s implementation of the Global Goals.

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Annual inclusion report 2017

The purpose of this annual report is to share learning, highlight our work on inclusion and stimulate and challenge both ourselves and our partners.

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Funding boost for Sightsavers’ disability employment project in Uganda

The Connecting the Dots project has been awarded almost £200,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue empowering young people with disabilities.

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Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

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The women giving prejudice and intimidation a kicking

A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.

In Sierra Leone a man reads a braille book.
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Making the connections: strategic framework 2012-2018

Sightsavers plans to work with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

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Facilitating the economic independence of people with disabilities in low and middle income countries

The effects of interventions designed to improve the labour market situation for adults with physical/sensory disabilities in LMICs.

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Research strategy 2014 - 2019

A strategy for strengthening the role of research evidence and advocacy as well as the role of Sightsavers in the global research agenda.

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