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Joseph demonstrating sign language.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

Harriet holding up a piece of string and smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Harriet’s story

Harriet has low vision and struggled to convince her parents that vocational training was worthwhile. But now she's earning a living and supporting herself.

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.

Emmanuel smiling while standing in front of a tree.
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.

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