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SIGHTSAVERS: “I don’t have a tummy ache any more!”

Children’s health and education go hand in hand: the healthier a child is, the more they are able to go to school, and the better their life chances. School-aged children are the most at-risk group for intestinal worms and schistosomiasis: these neglected tropical diseases can lead to pain, stigma and a loss of education. But […]

SIGHTSAVERS: Meet the business owner training youth with disabilities

Sightsavers’ Connecting the Dots initiative in Uganda offers young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn a new trade and gain valuable work experience. We speak to Isaac Bolingo, an employer who has welcomed five interns at his business and is now championing the scheme to other employers. Over 500 young people in the Masindi […]

SIGHTSAVERS: “We have been reborn now that we can see again!”

Gordane and Suhura had not been able to see each other for three years after cataracts stole their sight. Thanks to Sightsavers they both had sight-saving cataract surgery, giving them back their independence. And now eight months on, they are living life to the full. When Sightsavers first met the couple, they struggled to get […]

SIGHTSAVERS: “Children with disabilities have the right to education”

Khady is headmistress of Serigne Aliou Cissé inclusive school in Kaolack, Senegal. “I have been a teacher for 40 years. I have been teaching in the inclusive school since October 2017. “For more than 20 years, I was advocating with the authorities for children with disabilities and their right to have an education. I had […]