Our new partnership with CareTech
We are delighted to announce our partnership with the CareTech Foundation, with a grant of £183,720.
Over the next three years, this funding will provide sight and hearing screening for 86,000 children in Tanzania to identify and support those identified with deafblindness.
The CareTech Foundation made the donation as part of their Partnership Grant-Giving programme which continues to grow support to international social care programmes. This programme will be established in Dar es Salaam, one of the largest cities in Tanzania which has high levels of poverty. As part of the programme 48 health care workers will be trained on how to conduct sensory screening in 24 primary health care facilities and hospitals. Once a child is identified as having a sight and hearing problem, the child will be referred to Sense International’s early intervention services where they will receive dedicated support helping them to thrive.
“We are pleased to be able to award Sense International with this grant which will have a huge impact on the lives of children with deafblindness in Tanzania. This vital service will bring essential sight and hearing screening to 86,000 children in the country, and make a significant difference to the quality of their lives by delivering long-term, sustainable impact with its base firmly rooted in early intervention and upskilling of local workers.”
Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO of the CareTech Foundation
“We’re delighted to have received this grant from the CareTech Foundation. It will help us to continue to deliver crucial sight and hearing screening in Tanzania.
Providing these specialist support services to children with deafblindness is a vital step in ensuring that they get the best start in life and go on to achieve their full potential.”Alison Marshall, Director of Sense International