Partnership Grants


Community Health Worker (CHW) Empowerment training in Pakistan and Bangladesh

Funding from the Foundation will enable CHWs in Pakistan and Bangladesh to have access to MAITS’ global training network of online training (over 450 trainers) ensuring expertise and knowledge is retained locally and where it is most needed. The CHW Empowerment training targets hard-to-reach families who have limited access to specialist therapists and therapy centres, and who rely on the skill and dedication of community workers to enhance the lives of their children with disabilities and their families and communities. This grassroots training enables timely specialist referrals to be made and enables the provision of targeted home support to promote children’s development, health and wellbeing, using MAITS’ expertly designed training packages and tools. The programme will aim to improve the quality of lives of 700 children with developmental disabilities and 700 carers across Bangladesh and Pakistan in Year One alone, evidencing the ability of the programme to scale-up existing support.