Aminata is just nine months old, and is at risk of contracting blinding trachoma. If she does, she could lose her sight and her independence.
Five-year-old Zonobia suffered from trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to turn in and scrape on her eyes. But a straightforward operation saved her sight.
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.
Meet 60-year-old Emmanuel, who lost his sight while earning a living as a fisherman after he contracted a disease called river blindness.
Majidul featured in the final episode of the popular BBC series ‘Forces of Nature’, telling how a cataract operation restored his sight and his confidence.
Isaac lost his sight seven years ago, forcing him to drop out of school. He’d lost hope until Sightsavers offered to give him vocational training.
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