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Rajab is sitting, holding his camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Rajab’s story

After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.

Rita sitting at a desk with a braille typewriter, smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Rita’s story

Rita, a graduate of the Connecting the Dots training programme, teaches blind and visually impaired students in Uganda.

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.

Emmanuel.
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.

Majidul sits at home writing in his notebook.
Sightsavers Reports

Majidul’s story

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 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.

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.

A girl is reading a book at home while wearing glasses.
Sightsavers Reports

Smriti’s story

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.

Laurinda laughing and clapping after cataract surgery.
Sightsavers Reports

Laurinda’s story

Laurinda had been blind for four years. But after a cataract operation to save her sight, she is able to work again and grow crops to feed her family.

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