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Bakir Rashid, 2, smiles as he walks with his father on a family outing to the beach days after a successful bilateral cataract operation.
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Bakir’s story

Two-year-old Bakir was born with cataracts in both eyes. He’s a happy, confident toddler who’s adored by his family, but they all worry about him.

Henry attends an inclusive school.
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Henry’s story

An inclusive school project for blind children in Sierra Leone has boosted Henry’s confidence: his ambition is to become a politician and change his country.

Jenneh stands with a group of people outside her school.
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Jenneh’s story

Jenneh is 15 and is doing well in school. But for a blind teenage girl living in Sierra Leone, just being able to attend school is a huge achievement.

Amarchand and his wife Phullobai pose for a photo inside their house in the Piriya slum of Bhopal, India.
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Amarchand’s story

Amarchand has impaired vision and mobility issues. He and his wife barely have enough money to live on, so visiting hospital wasn’t an option until Sightsavers stepped in.

Edith with Joseph, one of the Connecting the Dots students.
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Edith’s story

Over the past four years, Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities to complete vocational training, giving them the chance to live independently.

Criscent proudly wearing his new glasses, as he stands in some woods on the way to his village in Uganda.
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Criscent’s story

Six-year-old Criscent was born with cataracts, leaving him unable to play or go to school. But his sight was restored with a straightforward operation as part of the Seeing is Believing project in Uganda.

Dr Anselmo with eye technician Domingos Geraldo and Signtsavers' Christina Abudo outside Ribaue Hospital.
Sightsavers Reports

Meet the outreach team saving sight in Mozambique

In Nampula province, there are only three ophthalmologists who are qualified to perform cataract operations on a population of nearly four million people.

Rajab is sitting, holding his camera.
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Rajab’s story

After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.

Rita sitting at a desk with a braille typewriter, smiling.
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Rita’s story

Rita, a graduate of the Connecting the Dots training programme, teaches blind and visually impaired students in Uganda.

Joseph demonstrating sign language.
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Joseph’s story

Joseph is the only staff member at his school in Uganda who knows sign language, so he sits with children who have hearing impairments and signs for them.

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