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UK government pledges £430m funding for education

The funding will go towards education for children in the world’s poorest countries, with a focus on girls’ education. Yet much more is needed to address the global learning crisis that has affected children worldwide.

June 2021
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Equal World campaign letter on inclusive education gathers 21,526 signatures

Thousands of our campaign supporters worldwide have signed the letter, calling on the leaders of the G7 to meet inclusive education commitments.

June 2021
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Life-changing cataract operations continue in Cameroon despite pandemic

More than 6,300 people have had cataract operations in the past three years at Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, with safety protocols enabling work to continue during the pandemic.

June 2021

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Trachoma elimination in The Gambia: sustaining the success story

Sightsavers directors Balla Musa and Phil Downs reflect on what this achievement means for The Gambia, and how other countries can learn from the experience.

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Ghana’s electoral processes have improved – but are they inclusive?

Ghana has made significant strides towards addressing disability rights. But people with disabilities are not given equal opportunities to participate in electoral processes.

Grace Antwi-Atsu, April 2021
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What we’ve learned about inclusive data

Sightsavers and other organisations recently came together to share practical tips around collecting data that includes everyone.

Elsie Makachiya, March 2021

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May 2021 update

In Pakistan, teachers have given insights into their experiences of vision screening in schools. Plus updates from Senegal, Mozambique and Nigeria.

May 2021
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How inclusive education is transforming children’s lives

In Mali, a Sightsavers project is ensuring children with disabilities are able to learn alongside their peers. Students, teachers and parents describe how the project has made a difference.

May 2021
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“Taking photos helps people to understand our problems”

People in Nigeria with diseases affecting the skin have shared their photos as part of a research project into how these conditions can be better managed.

May 2021

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