• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff101-250
  • Founded1988

Light for the World

Who they are LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is an international disability and development organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. They strive for accessible eye care services and support inclusive education, empowering persons with disabilities to participate equally in society. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is an international organisation with Austria, the Czech Republic, the United KingdomGermany, and Switzerland as core members, and Belgium and the Netherlands as associate members. They  have country offices in Burkina FasoEthiopiaMozambique, as well as an EU office in Brussels. Their programmes in 15 countries strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities, enabling them to lead a self-sustaining life and reducing systemic poverty by including persons with disabilities. Their mission and vision Light for the World is an international disability and development organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. They enable crucial eye health services and empower people with disabilities in some of the poorest regions of the world.   Their mission is to contribute to a world in which persons with disabilities fully exercise their rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guides us. Persons with disabilities living in poverty are amongst the most excluded groups in society. They are at the centre of their work and they drive the change. They engage in empowering persons with disabilities to take development in their own hands. They strive to overcome all barriers in society and create access for people with disabilities. They are committed to improving eye health and promoting inclusive education, community-based rehabilitation, disability rights, livelihood and disability inclusion. They pay specific attention to women with disabilities, children with disabilities and more excluded impairment groups within the disability community. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guides them in their work.
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Careers

Job openings over the past year

2Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Online Content Manager & Strategist
    Austria
  • EU Advocacy Coordinator
    Belgium

Staff at Light for the World have experience in

Sectors

  • disability
  • development
  • education
  • project support
  • public administration

Funders

  • goal global
  • world bank group
  • ec

Countries

  • indonesia
  • united states
  • norway
  • timor-leste
  • afghanistan

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact Light for the World

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  • Light for the World
    General Contact
    Primary Contact
    +43 1 810 13 00
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Company Offices

  • (headquarters)
  • Niederhofstrasse 26,