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Sense International (Peru) opens sensory rooms in the jungle city of Iquitos

26 June 2013

In May 2013, Sense International (Peru) opened two multi-sensory stimulation rooms for deafblind children in Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest. The rooms are located in two special schools, Iquitos and 9 de Octubre.

Sense International (Peru) provided materials to set up the rooms and developed training in using the rooms for 65 special education teachers from both schools.

Additionally, they provided training for 104 parents and family members in the Government legislation on deafblindness and disability, to empower them to represent their children.

The setting up of the multi-sensory rooms and the training programmes will benefit 260 children and adolescents with deafblindness, severe disability and multiple disabilities in the two schools.

Sense International (Peru) received financial support from the ONCE Foundation for Latin America (FOAL).

The launch of the sensory rooms in Iquitos had a wide coverage in regional media including La Region.

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017