Latest Updates

Inclusive communities with John Lewis

We are delighted to announce a new two-year partnership with The John Lewis Partnership Foundation. Together, we’re launching the ‘Inclusive Communities’ project, aimed at helping young people with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments to access employment in Delhi and Alleppey. Over two years, the partnership will provide 80 children and young people with education and skills training, so they can build…

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Calling for meaningful inclusion of women and girls with disabilities  

Blog by Kavita Prasad, Director of Sense International International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for women’s rights, particularly for women and girls with disabilities.   This year’s theme of “Inspire Inclusion” could not be a more fitting theme for the work we do at Sense International advocating for all women, including those with disabilities, to be…

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A Journey towards inclusive ear and hearing care 

As we commemorate World Hearing Day 2024, it’s a poignant moment to reflect on the progress made and the journey ahead towards ensuring that ear and hearing care becomes a reality for all.  At the heart of this year’s World Hearing Day is a focus on overcoming societal misperceptions and stigmatizing mindsets through awareness-raising and information-sharing. This rings especially true…

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You gave Khalili a chance to shine! 

We’re thrilled to share the incredible impact of your support for Sense International during our ‘Chance to Shine’ appeal between January and March 2020. Together, we raised an astonishing £813,365 – including £383,794 of match funding from the UK government. This funding has been instrumental in providing vital sight and hearing tests for children in rural Kenya.  In Kenya, children…

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Celebrating our role in award-winning project 

Our Inclusive Futures project with Sightsavers has been honoured with a prestigious global award for pioneering work in collaborating with organizations of people with disabilities (OPDs).  The Zero Project awards are renowned for recognizing innovative and scalable solutions to disability inclusion worldwide. We are pleased to have been acknowledged as part of a consortium with Sightsavers for our commitment to…

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Learning at all ages

Education is a powerful tool that can offer a pathway to a brighter future and break cycles of poverty. However, the stark reality is that approximately 244 million children and adolescents worldwide are out of school, and among them, those with deafblindness face even greater challenges.  Children with deafblindness are up to 17 times less likely to be in school…

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Gani’s exploration begins 

Little Gani was born with partial vision, quadriplegia and microcephaly.    Gani’s parents first visited our centre in South Goa, India anxious to know why he couldn’t balance his neck and didn’t respond to stimulation.  We have supported Gani and his parents with assessments, development plans, and counselling, as well as guiding his parents in applying for disability welfare schemes.    With…

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Global inclusive education project

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the next phase of our Global Inclusive Education project! Join us as we continue to make education accessible for all.  This project aims to strengthen each child’s support network, from families and friends to schools and communities.  Let’s look back at some highlight from the first phase:  💡 The project kicked off in April 2020…

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Worth a thousand words

We’re so proud to have our photo of Angel was shortlisted amongst so many inspiring photos for the Big Give photo competition 📸 When Angel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, at just a few weeks old, her mother (Esther) was deeply upset and worried about the stigma Angel may face. However, things are starting to look positive after SI Tanzania provided Angel…

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Rydone’s Rhythms

Meaningful work gives young people with deafblindness an income, confidence, and the means to lead an independent, dignified life. In Kenya, we are ensuring that courses are tailored to the needs of students with deafblindness by helping Vocational Education and Training Centres to become more inclusive. This involves training facilitators on how to best to communicate with students who have…

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