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Johannes Trimmel

The key to inclusive education is engaging organisations of people with disabilities

Collaborating with organisations of people with disabilities (OPDs) on our inclusive education projects has earned the Sightsavers-led Inclusive Futures consortium a Zero Project Award in 2024.

Johannes Trimmel, February 2024
Teenage girls learning trade skills in Nigeria pose for a group photo along with course leaders.

Spectrum Markets helps teenagers in Nigeria gain creative skills on World Children’s Day

Teenage girls from Kaduna State marked the global event by attending the launch of a new project that will give them the skills they need to start their own business.

January 2024
Two staff members enter ask a man questions during a survey about river blindness.

Sightsavers launches new action plan on inclusive data

The updated plan reaffirms Sightsavers' commitment to enhancing inclusive data and collaboration in the international development sector.

November 2023
Three women discuss gender-based violence at a workshop in Uganda.

Collaborating to improve gender-based violence services

Women and girls with disabilities face a higher risk of gender-based violence, yet they are often prevented from receiving support due to inaccessible services.

Lucy Muchiri, November 2023
In a village in Mozambique, two people in blue polo shirts hold clipboards and talk to members of the local community.

Lifting the rock on inclusive data: Sightsavers and the Inclusive Data Charter

We spoke to Dominic Haslam, Sightsavers’ director of policy and programme strategy, about the launch of our second Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and how it reaffirms our commitment to inclusive data. 

Sightsavers, November 2023
John Chiti smiles while wearing sunglasses.

Sightsavers campaign ambassador inspires Netflix film about albinism

The film ‘Can You See Us?’ is based on the life of John Chiti, who is a Zambian albinism rights campaigner and Sightsavers’ ambassador for the African Disability Protocol campaign.

September 2023

Sightsavers campaign sends message to world leaders at UN summit

The Promise in Peril campaign culminated at the SDG summit with a declaration reaffirming commitments to achieving the global goals that explicitly references disability rights.

September 2023
Mariana Rudge.

How inclusive education can create a more equal and sustainable future

As learners with disabilities are disproportionately affected by global crises such as climate change, we're urging governments to build more resilient education systems for everyone.

Mariana Rudge, September 2023
A group of researchers wearing face masks chat to each other outside in a village in Sierra Leone.

Inclusive data and Sightsavers: an ongoing journey

Five years since the creation of the Inclusive Data Charter, we’re updating our goals and commitments on inclusive data. So what are our key learnings?

Tichafara Chisaka, July 2023
Junior Painter award-winner Lauren shows off her framed artwork.

Junior Painter 2023: students’ ‘phenomenal’ artwork commended

Finalists in Sightsavers Ireland’s annual competition have been celebrating their prizewinning artwork at an awards ceremony in Dublin.

July 2023
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