A Sightsavers training scheme for people with disabilities helped Atugonza to find his voice, and he now volunteers to help others achieve their potential.
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.
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 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.
Educating blind students in Senegal doesn't just benefit the children: it also helps families and entire communities.
Thanks to a pilot project, Mbathio and other visually impaired children have been given the chance to attend school in Dakar.
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 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 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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