Our History

SeeYou was founded in 1982 as Dark & Light Blind Care by eye specialist Martien Cozijnsen and his wife Jenny. They wished to show the love of Christ through concrete action. Their motivation to initiate Dark & Light was reflected in the Bible verse of Matthew 25:40: “Truly I tell you, whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for Me”. To this day, this remains the basis for the work of our organisation.

Our Mission and Vision


Our mission is to achieve equal access to eye care, health care, education and livelihood for persons with disabilities.


Our vision is to contribute to a world in which persons with a visual impairment and other disabilities are seen, respected, and fully exercise their rights.

Christian identity

Our story of inclusion is a story of faith. Jesus presented a different view of how life, relationships and society could be. He said He came so that everyone might have a full life. His example motivates us to live and love at the edges and to find potential for transformation in the toughest situations. The unconditional love Jesus demonstrated sets the standard we aspire to today. This gives us a glimpse of how things could be and motivates us to work for justice for all, so everyone might experience a full life, with no-one left behind. Love drives us to serve all people in need, regardless of race, gender, age, religion or social status.

In the lead

We engage in empowering persons with disabilities to take development in their own hands. Together with stakeholders, we work to develop future-proof, positive change that benefits society as a whole. Thankfully there are many courageous people who share our concerns, dreams and ambitions. We find them in every layer of society and bring them together. Based on the principle of including everybody, we work together to develop interventions, strategies and methods that realise inclusive society for all.

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