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Disability rights

We believe everyone has the right to learn, earn and be happy, which is why we promote equal opportunities for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

Ranu, Hanufa and Juthika, the owners of Satata Enterprises.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where everyone can access health, education and employment without fear of stigma or discrimination.

There are 800 million people with disabilities in low and middle income countries, and many of them are routinely denied basic human rights, This is why supporting people with disabilities has been a vital part of Sightsavers’ work since the organisation was founded in 1950.

Watch our video to learn about Sightsavers' disability work.

We want equality for people with disabilities

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Sightsavers’ programme graduate stands for local election in Uganda

A graduate of Sightsavers’ innovative Connecting the Dots training programme is standing for election as a local council chairperson in Masindi district, Uganda.

September 2020