Partnership Grants

Sense International:

Early Identification and Intervention for Children with Deafblindness in Tanzania

Funding by the Foundation will enable the screening of 86,000 children for multi-sensory impairment (deafblindness) in Tanzania. Additionally, 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. Following screening, 100 children diagnosed with sensory impairments will be provided personal development plans along with their parents/carers to enable them to live fulfilling lives by developing essential skills.