The Foundation has partnered with Sense International on a three-year project, awarding a grant of £183,730, that will provide sight and hearing screening for 86,000 children in Tanzania to identify and support those identified with deafblindness.
The donation was made by the Foundation as part of its Partnership Grant-Giving programme which continues to grow support to international social care programmes. The 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.