We are a Christian international development organisation committed to empowering people with disabilities in the poorest countries around the world.
With more than 45 years in Australia and 115 years internationally, we remain the only Australian development organisation working to end the cycle of poverty and disability.
Founded on faith and love
From our humble beginnings as a home for blind and orphaned children in Turkey, we have grown and our journey continues to echo the history of our founder, Pastor Ernst Christoffel, working in the poorest communities irrespective of race, faith or gender.
We work in partnership with local organisations to build an inclusive world by implementing community-based programs that:
Our work aims to reduce avoidable visual impairment and blindness and ensure those who are permanently vision impaired can access the most relevant support and opportunities to live their life to its full potential.
By creating inclusive learning environments and supporting livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities, and empowering people with disabilities to be advocates for change within their own communities.
To transform the lives of people with disabilities — advocate at all levels from local communities to governments to amplify the voices of people with disabilities.
Miracle a Month
Become a Miracle-a-Month supporter and restore the sight of someone like Sathi every month.
International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) — 3 December — is a United Nations (UN) sanctioned day celebrated annually. This important day aims to raise awareness and promote action around the rights of people with disabilities and their full inclusion in society.
This year we’re focussing on building a #BetterWorldForAll