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An illustration from the Put Us in the Picture website, featuring a woman with blonde hair wearing glasses next t a colourful wheel of fortune.

Sightsavers Ireland’s education site wins Website of the Year award

The Put Us in the Picture website teaches schoolchildren in Ireland about inclusive education and disability in low income countries.

February 2022
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Sightsavers’ campaign petition for the Global Disability Summit hits 30,000 signatures

The petition, part of Sightsavers' Equal World campaign, calls for governments and global organisations to attend the summit and commit to disability inclusion.

February 2022
Two men and a woman in Cameroon. The men hold green posters saying 'Make it count'.

Cameroon approves landmark disability legislation

Cameroon has become the second African country to begin to ratify the African Disability Protocol, which addresses unique issues that affect people with disabilities in African countries.

February 2022
Sightsavers' Expo stand, featuring information boards, soft lighting and comfy wooden furniture.

Sightsavers showcases its NTD work at Dubai Expo

The display shows how Sightsavers and its partners are using mobile technology to combat diseases such as trachoma and river blindness.

January 2022
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What we achieved in 2021

In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sightsavers once again reached some remarkable milestones. Our round-up shows how your support has helped to change lives.

December 2021
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Vote for Sightsavers in the 2021 Charity Film Awards

Two Sightsavers films that were created during the COVID-19 pandemic have been submitted for the awards, which celebrate and reward the best fundraising films. 

December 2021
The Sightsavers accessibility pack box: a white and yellow box with handle, featuring the words 'Accessibility standards and audit pack, produced by Sightsavers'.

Sightsavers wins Zero Project award for accessibility audit pack

Sightsavers won the innovation award for its accessibility standards and audit toolkit, which helps improve healthcare facilities for people with disabilities.

December 2021
A smiling boy receives a gift of a backpack and art supplies.

Spectrum Markets helps children in Nigeria get creative for World Children’s Day

Students in Kaduna State celebrated by creating colourful drawings using art materials donated by Sightsavers’ corporate partner.

November 2021
A close-up of flies in a test tube.

Sightsavers and GLIDE pioneer new ways to fight river blindness

The partnership will test innovative ways to collect and analyse the flies that spread the disease.

November 2021
A girl from Senegal reads braille in the classroom.

Equal World campaign launches Global Disability Summit petition

The Equal World petition calls on global decision-makers to attend the Global Disability Summit and make ambitious inclusion commitments.

November 2021
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