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 India, Kenya, Peru, Romania, Tanzania 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

Find out more about our impact 

Early intervention

Early intervention

84,000 children

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

Inclusive education

Inclusive education

5,500 children

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

Business support

Business support

144 young people

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

Deafblindness training

Deafblindness training

8,000 +

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


More information about Sense International

Vision and mission

Our organisational aims

Our people

Meet the Trustees and staff

Our finances

How your donations are spent