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.

  • Natikyo's story

    Natikyo's story

    8 June 2017

    From Depression to Hope. Nakityo and her five children live in Luwero District, about 25km north of Kampala in the central region of Uganda....

  • Wasswa’s Story

    Wasswa’s Story

    Wasswa is eight years old. He has profound deafness and reduced vision as a result of Congenital Rubella Syndrome. In May 2015, Wasswa was referred...

  • Akram's story

    Akram's story

    Akram is six years old and lives with his mother, sister, cousins and grandmother outside Kampala city centre.

  • Shifra's story

    Shifra's story

    Six-year-old Shifra Namukwaya was born profoundly deaf and with bilateral cataracts. She had little vision. Shifra recently underwent a successful...

  • Hasifa's story

    Hasifa's story

    Being among the first of the deafblind pupils who were enrolled at St Mark's unit for the deafblind in 2009, Hasifa's hardworking personality has...

  • Hakim's story

    Hakim's story

    Alice Nabbanja, Community Rehabilitation Officer for Sense International in Uganda describes her work with Hakim.

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