Orphanage school in DR CONGO

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Orphanage school in DR CONGO

The Social Inclusion Working Group at Sightsavers has welcomed its first inspiring speaker, Lady Jean Wilson, whose husband, Sir John Wilson, founded Sightsavers in 1950.

The working group, which has members across all departments of Sightsavers, aims to make sure everything we do both in terms of our programmes and operations is fully inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Lady Wilson gave an informative talk on the history of Sightsavers’ work in inclusion. She began telling us about how her husband Sir John was blinded at the age of 12 by an accident in a chemistry class at school but always regarded his blindness as “a confounded nuisance – nothing more”.

Victorian attitudes


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