Continuing on our mission to help @sightsavers find illustrators in specific countries around the world, we’re looking for illustrators in MALAWI. The chosen artists will be asked to work on paid for commissions which will help spread the word about protecting sight and fighting for disability rights in their country. If you’re an illustrator from Malawi please contact Sightsavers via the link in our bio OR if you know an illustrator from there PLEASE TAG THEM IN THE COMMENTS 🇲🇼 #sightsavers#malawi#charity#illustration
#traveltuesday with us to this Zambian savanna, where your support is helping to eliminate blinding trachoma. Almost 20 per cent of the population live in areas affected by the disease. With your support, we're fighting trachoma, training health workers and reaching remote areas. Click the link in our bio to find out how you can help. 📷 Saleem Tejani
La piccola Afsath è cieca dalla nascita e per questo motivo ha perso i primi anni di scuola. Grazie a Dheeshe, la sua insegnante che è specializzata nell’inclusione dei bambini con disabilità, Afsath impara l'alfabeto tamil e quello inglese in Braille, a scuola. Dheeshe è una straordinaria insegnante. Pensa che aiuta già 10 bambini in 4 scuole e 2 a casa!
Chandrakumar ha 18 anni e la musica è la sua passione! Nonostante la cecità sta imparando a suonare il flauto e la tastiera grazie a Sightsavers che lo ha supportato durante l’apprendimento. È un fantastico musicista!
#tbt to little Laweendo from #zambia. When she was seven she tripped and something hit her in the eye. Because of your support she was able to reach a hospital where she could been seen and treated. 📷 Tim McDonnell
Mafoune, age 11, who was able to stay in school after being diagnosed with low vision, thanks to an inclusive education project supported by USAID Mali Mafoune: “I really like school. I want to be a bank manager when I grow up. I like geography, arithmetic and science, but my favourite subject is history. I like to talk to my father about what I have learned.” Mafoune’s dad Derabele: “Mafoune has been at this school for seven years. We didn’t know that she had any low vision issues. It happened suddenly on one day, she came accompanied by Mrs Keita [a teacher] who had detected the issue. Before the project, she used to stay late at school to write what was left, because she was slow at writing. She was slower than the other children. Through the project, she has received glasses and has regular check-ups and home visits from Mrs Keita. She loves school. To keep her motivated, whatever she asks, I do my best to fulfil it. Parents should have positive attitudes towards their child and their disabilities, and try to fulfil all their needs. Her mother has gone to the project’s parent training sessions – the training helps parents to accept their children’s disability.” A world where people with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in society should be a reality. Take action for a more inclusive world by clicking the link in our bio. 📷 Javier Acebal #inthepicture#sightsavers#leavenoonebehind#inclusion#disability#socialinclusion#disabilityinclusion#humanrights#fairness#equality#empowerment#mali#inclusiveeducation#educationforall#nochildleftbehind#education#school#learning#inclusivelearning
Did you know India has the largest blind population in the world??!! 😮😮Whats worse 75% of these cases are #avoidableblindness!! #visuallyimpaired people not only suffer physically but mentally as well 😑. We visited one of the #eyecarecentres#sightsavers supports @antara.guhachoudhary @anshutiwari_dance you were missed! Join us on 18th November for our exciting #fundraisingevent and help support the cause! #fitnessfestival @ahem.hema click below for your online tickets 👇https://www.eventshigh.com/detail/bangalore/1e420edb4bbae714fd0178063a53dd06-fitness-festival?src=shwa
Debi, graduate of an employment training programme supported by #eucommission in Bangladesh. “People used to think that I cannot do anything. At the same time, I was thinking that I couldn’t do anything but now I think I can do a lot of things if I have the opportunity. I have a physical disability: within my home I walk by using my hands, but if I go outside, I use a wheelchair. I didn’t go to school, but I stayed at home and learned to write my name and things. I have brothers and we used to have a tutor so I learned from them. There is a mass education school that was free, and I crawled myself there when I was about 12 or 13 years old. I learned how to write a little bit, how to manage a home. I went there for a year. The school closed, that’s why I stopped. I used to do nothing. I just stayed at home, and simply sat doing nothing. [Then] I had sewing training from Sightsavers that was very good. When I had the training, it gave me a source of inspiration and helped me to do more exercises and build my experience. After the training, I can do the job very well. I am doing this sewing to earn some money and support my family by selling these blankets. My customers are the people around this place, and in my community when there are newborn babies, I get orders from my relatives and from different places. I was a bit immature before. I didn’t know much. But when I got the training, I found a real change in myself. After receiving the training I don’t fear anything, I can go anywhere. I want to earn by myself so I can live my life on my own.” A world where people with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in society doesn’t have to be make believe – you can help make it a reality. Take action for a more inclusive world by clicking the link in our bio. 📷 tommy.trenchard #inthepicture#sightsavers#notmakebelieve#leavenoonebehind#inclusion#disability#socialinclusion#disabilityinclusion#humanrights#fairness#equality