Eleven-year-old Mafoune has low vision. She is happy and confident, but she wasn’t always like this: an inclusive education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.
Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.
Kausar had been losing her sight for several years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation changed her life.
Zamurrad’s life ground to a halt when she developed cataracts, but a straightforward operation gave her back her independence.
When 30-year-old Murtaza started losing his sight to cataracts, he feared he’d be reliant on his family. But straightforward surgery restored his vision.
A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.
For children such as Riya, something as simple as a pair of glasses can mean the difference between a bright future and being trapped in a cycle of poverty.
In remote regions of Uganda, radio broadcasts are being used to spread information about diseases such as river blindness, and how they can be treated.
Imagine having to walk eight hours to get to work. That’s the challenge facing Sister Habiba Shemsu, an eye care worker in south-west Ethiopia.
Mouhamed, who is visually impaired, used to sit at home all day. But thanks to an inclusive education programme, he is now able to go to school.
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