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Ten years of progress in Peru

1 August 2019

Sense International Peru has achieved great things since it launched in June 2009.

Two children at a desk with a teacher between them. Ever since its early days, a key goal has been to develop inclusive education for children and young people with deafblindness. A key part of this has been training teachers and raising awareness about how they can support learners. Over the last decade the team has trained around 4,000 teachers, holding additional workshops for another 4,000 people around awareness of deafblindness, as well as developing online courses that can reach teachers and children living in the poorest and most remote communities. In addition, they established sensory stimulation rooms in schools.

A group of people sitting. Some are wearing hair nets and others have chef's hats. They are signing to each other. . The teams’ work has meant that deafblindness is now included in the education section of the national equal opportunities policy. Sense International Peru also worked in partnership with the Ministry of Education to train health professionals from Lima to identify and support children with deafblindness. At the same time a vocational training programme was set up to empower participants with skills such as baking. As well as learning the skills of the trade, the participants receive business planning training to help set up their own small enterprises.

Last but not least, Sense International Peru published a political advocacy handbook for community-based organisations so that people with deafblindness and their families can campaign for their rights.

This is just a snapshot of some Sense International Peru’s achievements over the last decade. You can find out more at: https://senseinternational.org.uk/our-work/peru

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018