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Sense International holds ‘My Turn to Learn’ Parliamentary event

30 November 2017

A woman speaking behind a lecturn

The Attlee Room, House of Lords, was the venue for a special parliamentary event hosted by Sense International, yesterday, highlighting a three-year project in Bangladesh that will support children and young adults with deafblindness.

In October, Sense International launched the ‘My Turn to Learn’ appeal, aiming to raise £450,000 to transform the lives of children and young adults with deafblindness in Bangladesh, and some of the poorest countries in the world, by improving access to education and opportunities for work.

Every donation made until 17 January 2018 will be matched pound for pound by the UK government, doubling the impact of support for some of the world’s most disadvantaged children and young people.

Speakers at the event included Lord Low of Dalston and Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development.

A man (Lord Bates) speaking behind a lecturn

Matching your donations with uk aidA video message from Nusrat Ireen, Disability Development Worker in Bangladesh, was played at the event and Molly O’Brian spoke about her experiences of education as a person with deafblindness.

The event raised awareness of the situation of people with deafblindness, the barriers they face, and the benefits of inclusive education.  It also highlighted the importance of the Department for International Development’s work and the UK Aid Match programme.

Find out more about My Turn to Learn.

Visit the My Turn to Learn Just Giving page to donate to this appeal.


First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019