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Zahra has her eyes examined.

Bringing eye health into the classroom

Ophthalmic nurse Jeremiah Gwafa was first inspired to work in eye health as a child, after seeing the impact of blindness on his own family.

Lanoi stands outside and smiles with her hands on top of her head. She looks off to the right.

Our sights are set on eliminating trachoma in Kenya

Ophthalmic nurse Jeremiah Gwafa was first inspired to work in eye health as a child, after seeing the impact of blindness on his own family.

A close-up of a woman having her eyes checked for trachoma.

Trachoma elimination in Benin: “All the pain was gone. It was like a miracle!”

Benin has become the latest country to eliminate blinding trachoma. Here we meet people whose lives have been transformed, and those who helped to banish the disease.

Fundraiser Eamonn Gibney

“It was awesome to see the sun creeping over the horizon. It made all the challenges we’d faced worth it”

Eamonn Gibney took part in the First Light for Sight challenge in January 2023 and raised more than €5,000 for Sightsavers Ireland.

Fundraiser Martina with Ronan from Adventure.ie

“No words or photos can do it justice. I felt joy that this experience was restoring sight for so many people”

Martina Parker took part in the First Light for Sight challenge in January 2023 and raised more than €8,000 for Sightsavers Ireland.

Fundraiser Owen Campbell

“I’m still in awe of the Arctic challenge. I have memories imprinted in my head and heart”

Owen Campbell took part in the First Light for Sight challenge in January 2023 and raised more than €10,000 for Sightsavers Ireland.

Ophthalmologist Moira performs an eye operation.

A day in the life: “You really feel that you’ve made a difference”

Dr Moira Chinthambi received a Sightsavers scholarship to train as an ophthalmologist and now works on our inclusive eye health programme in Malawi.

A day in the life: “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time”

Alinafe Zaina is studying clinical ophthalmology in Malawi with the help of a scholarship provided by Sightsavers’ inclusive eye health programme.

A woman with crutches walks into a building.

We are… promoting inclusive elections

We’re working with partners in Cameroon and Senegal to ensure people with disabilities are able to take part in every stage of the political process.

Two young people hold up flip charts on the wall as part of a training programme in Kenya.

We are… training young people with disabilities

We’re working with partners in Kenya to give young people the skills and practical experience they need to begin a career in IT.

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