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Edith with Atugonza, one of the graduates of the Connecting the Dots programme.
Sightsavers Reports

Atugonza’s story

A Sightsavers training scheme for people with disabilities helped Atugonza to find his voice, and he now volunteers to help others achieve their potential.

Sylvia smiling and talking on a mobile phone outside.
Sightsavers Reports

Sylvia’s story

When Sylvia was 20, she lost her sight and access to her children. But vocational training enabled her to start working, make friends and support herself.

Sightsavers Reports

Emmanuel’s story

Meet 60-year-old Emmanuel, who lost his sight while earning a living as a fisherman after he contracted a disease called river blindness.

Isaac works on the knitting machine alongside his tutor.
Sightsavers Reports

Isaac’s story

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.

Dr Bilghis
Sightsavers Reports

Dr Bilghis’s story

Dr Bilghis, an ophthalmic consultant, spent three years travelling to some of Sudan’s most remote, hostile areas to carry out eye examinations.

Aminata Gueye is wearing a dark top, sitting at a desk, talking.
Sightsavers Reports

Aminata’s story

Educating blind students in Senegal doesn't just benefit the children: it also helps families and entire communities.

Mbathio attends school in Dakar.
Sightsavers Reports

Mbathio’s story

Thanks to a pilot project, Mbathio and other visually impaired children have been given the chance to attend school in Dakar.

Bhagirath runs a provision shop.
Sightsavers Reports

Bhagirath’s story

Bhagirath lost his leg in an accident at work at the age of 26. He now campaigns tirelessly to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities.

Dallu sits alone all day.
Sightsavers Reports

Dallu’s story

Dallu lost her sight after contracting smallpox aged seven. Now aged 28, she sits alone all day, excluded from society. But you can help her find her voice.

Sankarlal working in his shop.
Sightsavers Reports

Sankarlal Bishnoi’s story

Sankarlal lost his sight in 1984 after someone threw acid in his face. But being able to work again has enabled him to regain his dignity and independence.

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