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