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.
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 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 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.
Over the past four years, Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities to complete vocational training, giving them the chance to live independently.
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.
In Nampula province, there are only three ophthalmologists who are qualified to perform cataract operations on a population of nearly four million people.
After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.
Rita, a graduate of the Connecting the Dots training programme, teaches blind and visually impaired students in Uganda.
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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