Overview

  • Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff101-250
  • Founded1988
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.

Where is Light for the World
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    Examples of past jobs

    • EU Advocacy Coordinator
      Belgium

    Staff at Light for the World have experience in

    Sectors

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

    Funders

    • world bank group
    • goal global
    • ec

    Countries

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

    Skills

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

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    Company Offices
    • (headquarters)
    • Niederhofstrasse 26,