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Simon Peter Otoyo smiles as he holds his son, 10-month-old Komagum Joshua, inside his home in Bweyale, Uganda.
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Simon Peter’s story

Former child soldier Simon Peter was blinded by a bullet, but thanks to an economic empowerment programme he's now mentoring young people with disabilities.

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.

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Godfrey’s story

Mechanic Bagada Godfrey is a district supervisor for people with disabilities, helping to train them, build their confidence and change negative attitudes.

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.

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.

Harriet holding up a piece of string and smiling.
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Harriet’s story

Harriet has low vision and struggled to convince her parents that vocational training was worthwhile. But now she's earning a living and supporting herself.

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