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Author archives: Guest Blogger

Deus Turyatemba stood in his office

How I’m building a career as a blind person in Uganda

Deus Turyatemba of Standard Chartered shares his story of career progression, and explains the bank’s partnership with Sightsavers’ Inclusion Works programme.

Guest Blogger, July 2019
Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.

“Some governments are still leaving the majority of us behind”

Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaks at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Guest Blogger, June 2017
Adult and child interlinking hands

How a radio drama in Malawi is raising awareness of albinism

Radio was chosen to educate teachers, children and local communities as it is more readily accessible, reaching even remote, rural areas.

Guest Blogger, January 2015
Roshani at a school eye screening in India.

Changing perceptions about living with blindness through positive role models

Our experience clearly tells us that blind people largely exist in the fringes of our community. Being blind is not the problem, it is the understanding.

Guest Blogger, January 2015