We are SeeYou Foundation, formerly known as Light for the World Netherlands. We have been committed to people with (visual) disabilities since 1982 in Africa and Asia. We are a Christian disability & development organisation based in the Netherlands. We believe every human being is precious and valuable, created by God. We aim to contribute to a world in which persons with a visual impairment, and other disabilities are seen, respected and fully exercise their rights. SeeYou works in Africa (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, South-Sudan, Sudan) and Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia).
We work across three thematic areas:
- Inclusive Eye Health
SeeYou has a rich history in caring for people with a visual impairment, not the least because a Dutch eye specialist founded the organisation. Our efforts for inclusive eye health improve quality and affordable eye health services, particularly for those at risk of avoidable blindness. Our approach to eye health is the Continuum of Care, meaning we work on all aspects of the care system. That includes awareness, prevention, eye health service delivery, rehabilitation and improved integration within the broader healthcare system.
- Disability-Inclusive Development (DiD)
DiD effectively means any intervention that brings about positive change in the ability of persons with disability to access education, health services, decent work and humanitarian aid. SeeYou developed successful interventions that can be replicated and scaled in multiple countries. Some examples are:
- EmployAble – empowers youth with disability with access to vocational training centres and entrepreneurship.
- Every Life Matters – empowers girls and women with disablity with access to (sexual reproductive) health services.
- Learning Unlocked – supports parents and children with disabilities to access (early childhood) education and learning.
- Disability Rights
SeeYou contributes to empowering persons with disabilities and strengthening civil society representing them. From the Nothing About Us Without us principle, we support Organisations of Persons with Disabilities to advocate for disability rights and structural changes. We lobby and advocate for disability rights in the Netherlands and connect to the global disability rights movements.