The needs of disabled people and their families must not be overlooked - and Sense International campaigns vigorously so that their voices are heard.
Some governments and agencies take the view that disabled children are too expensive to educate and they simply will not try. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities makes it clear that this position is unacceptable. Research is also improving our understanding of the significance and benefits of including people with deafblindness in society.
Chance To ShineWith your help, Sense International is raising £425,000 to fund sight and hearing tests for children in rural Kenya and support those children identified with deafblindness. All donations made during January to March 2020 will be doubled by the UK government.
Rubella and vaccinationTo prevent women who are pregnant from catching rubella from someone else the rubella virus needs to be eradicated from the country as a whole – and the only way to do this is by vaccination.
Finding GraceThe Finding Grace campaign raised funds for early intervention and screening services to be run in Kenya and Uganda for the first time.
First published: Wednesday 19 June 2013
Last updated: Monday 30 December 2019