People's stories

Through these revealing stories, discover how our work has helped some deafblind children and adults around the world lead better and fuller lives.

  • Anjali’s story

    Anjali’s story

    Anjali, from Bangladesh, was born with deafblindness and multisensory issues, and throughout early childhood, Anjali’s parents didn't know how to...

  • Rohan's story

    Rohan's story

    When Sense International first met Rohan, he was 10 years old. He was found abandoned on the streets of Ahmedabad, India. He was unable to...

  • Rizwan's story

    Rizwan's story

    When Rizwan was born, his parents quickly understood that there was a problem. Doctors told them that their son was deafblind.

  • Rajesh's story

    Rajesh's story

    When Rajesh, who is deaf, started to lose his sight, his school felt they could no longer cope with him and he was left to stay home in his village.

  • Alisha's story

    Alisha's story

    Alisha’s story is one of determination and triumph. She was born with deafblindness and was unable to walk and was completely bedridden for seven...

First published: Friday 7 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 20 September 2017