In developing countries every five seconds one person goes blind, every minute one child.

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LIGHT FOR THE WORLD

SVĚTLO PRO SVĚT – LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, o. s. is a non-governmental organization focusing on blindness prevention and treatment and systematic support of disabled persons in developing countries.

The association was established in Czech Republic in August 2007 as a sister organization of NGOs confederated in LIGHT FOR THE WORLD network. This network of NGOs has been successfully helping the visually impaired since 1988.

The LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is a prominent confederation of NGOs  supporting the blind and visually impaired people (as well as people with other disabilities), living in the poorest areas of our planet. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD was established in Vienna in 1988, and currently has sister organizations in Brussels, Prague and Veenendaal.

Through its partner organizations, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works on 172 projects in 23 developing countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. Africa is the main focus, with 103 projects being supported.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD collaborates closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and with other NGOs and national governments.

SVĚTLO PRO SVĚT is an active member of FORS – Czech Development Cooperation Forum – a platform of NGOs participating in development cooperation and humanitarian help.

Our main objective is helping the most indigent – poor people with visual or other impairment.”


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