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Happy #WorldBrailleDay! At this school in Uganda, we trained five teachers in reading #Braille so they could help blind children learn with their peers!
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A big #HappyChristmas from all of us at #Sightsavers! We'd like to thank all of our fantastic donors, partners and supporters for helping us save sight and empower people with disabilities in some of the world's poorest places!
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@STmuriuki thanks for following us. Have a great Christmas!
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Our #ChristmasCountdown is nearly complete! Three days until the big day and we're sharing Promise's story. Promise has taken #Mectizan for five years and goes to her local school in Kaduna, Nigeria. Mectizan is a tablet that treats and prevents #riverblindness and costs just 7p a year to distribute. Thanks to your support, Promise is protected from a painful and blinding disease!
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Just five days to go until #Christmas Day, and we wanted to share Abswaina's inspirational story! She's overcome the odds after being abandoned as a baby when her parents found out she was disabled. Thanks to our European Commission-funded social inclusion project in Uganda, Abswaina's learned new skills and trained as an expert in sewing! Now she can earn a living and is empowered to live independently, like everyone deserves a chance to do. #ChristmasCountdown #InThePicture
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#HappyNewYear to all of our Google+ followers! We look forward to sharing more sight-saving miracles and stories of disability inclusion and empowerment with you in 2017! Thank you for all of your support! http://po.st/SwEV82
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It's #Christmas tomorrow! You may have seen us share little Criscent's story before he had double #cataract surgery. Two and a half months later, he was back in school and learning to write! Without surgery, Criscent may have lost his sight forever, making it tougher for him to go to school and learn with his peers in Uganda. Thank you for helping us create a #MillionMiracles like Criscent's! #ChristmasCountdown
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Two days until #Christmas! Camara works at his eye clinic in Kaffrine, #Senegal. He is a #trachoma expert and works every day to restore people’s sight and relieve the pain caused by this devastating and blinding disease. Let's celebrate his work this festive season! #ChristmasCountdown
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It's nearly #Christmas – just four days to go! Baby Paulo is hanging out with his older sister and siblings after a successful #cataract operation to restore his sight in #Tanzania! Unlike before, Paulo can now see more clearly and when he's a little older he will get a new clear lens added to his eye to help his sight improve. His family are looking forward to his #firstChristmas cataract free! #ChristmasCountdown #MillionMiracles
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Working with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people in the developing world.
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Did you know, there are a huge number of people in the world today who are effectively blind but who, with a little bit of help, would be perfectly able to see again.  People with cataracts, for instance, which could be cured through a simple operation.  And then there are even more people who are at risk of going blind, even though this could be stopped by a few preventative measures... if they had access to them. 

Furthermore, there are millions of people who are blind, but who can't have their sight restored.  Being blind and living in the developing world can be a tough business, especially when you don't have the opportunities that are available to people in more fortunate countries. 
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