Partnership Grants

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

Funding from the Foundation has enabled CHWs in Pakistan and Bangladesh to access MAITS’ global training network of online training (over 450 trainers) ensuring expertise and knowledge are 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. In year one, the programme trained 296 CHWs who went on to support 1,480 children And their families.