About Sense International

Sense International is the only international non-governmental organisation dedicated to supporting people with deafblindness and their families around the world.  

Sense International’s work began in 1994 with the aim of sharing the knowledge and expertise of our parent organisation, Sense UK. Since this time, we have set-up locally-registered organisations in IndiaKenyaPeruRomaniaTanzania and Uganda.

We have also established programmes of work in partnership with national organisations in Bangladesh and Nepal


We collaborate with local, national and international partners to deliver tailored support and technical expertise where it is needed. We work alongside people with deafblindness and their families, as well as teachers, health professionals, and governments. Find out more about how we work in partnership with others.

Our impact last year

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Early Intervention 38280 children

around the world were screened for sight and hearing impairments last year.

Inclusive education 5467 children

with deafblindness received specialist educational support at home or in school last year.

Business Support 144 young people

received business start-up support last year to help them earn a living.

Deafblindness training 9000 +

Teachers, health workers, professionals and decision-makers were trained on deafblindness last year.

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