The needs of disabled people and their families must not be overlooked - and Sense International campaigns vigorously so that their voices are heard.
Some governments and agencies take the view that disabled children are too expensive to educate and they simply will not try. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities makes it clear that this position is unacceptable. Research is also improving our understanding of the significance and benefits of including people with deafblindness in society.
Emergency appealWe urgently need your help so we can be there for people with deafblindness during COVID-19 as now more than ever they need to be able to rely on us.
Rubella and vaccinationTo prevent women who are pregnant from catching rubella from someone else the rubella virus needs to be eradicated from the country as a whole – and the only way to do this is by vaccination.
Finding GraceThe Finding Grace campaign raised funds for early intervention and screening services to be run in Kenya and Uganda for the first time.
Chance to ShineWith your help, Sense International is raised over £350,000 during January to March 2020 to fund sight and hearing tests for children in rural Kenya and support those children identified with deafblindness.
First published: Wednesday 19 June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 14 May 2020