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.
Dr Bilghis, an ophthalmic consultant, spent three years travelling to some of Sudan’s most remote, hostile areas to carry out eye examinations.
Thanks to a pilot project, Mbathio and other visually impaired children have been given the chance to attend school in Dakar.
Smriti, who lives in Uchitpurhad in Bangladesh, had cataracts in both eyes, and her poor vision took away much of her confidence. We visit her six years after her cataract operation to see how her life has changed.
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