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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.

5-year-old Jenneh from Sierra Leone, who is blind, stands outside her school building wearing her blue school uniform.
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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.

Aminata has her eyes screened for trachoma.
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Aminata Kâ’s story

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.

Little Zonobia sits outside her home with a bandage on one eye.
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Zonobia’s story

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.

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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