1st South Asia cleft lip/palate conference
As always, MAITS is trying to help people around the world to connect with one another, in order to strengthen services for individuals with disabilities and/or mental health challenges. In September of this year, MAITS helped to fund the first cleft lip/palate conference in South Asia, which was held in Sri Lanka, and organised by […]
Tackling Infant Mortality in Rwanda
In developing countries, 50% of babies born at 32 weeks die due to a lack of support, including support to breastfeed. In developed countries, almost all survive. There is little understanding of the needs of infants and children with feeding difficulties in low-income settings and an absence of expertise to support them. The WHO recognises […]
Three MAITS volunteers win Prime Minister’s Award!
We are delighted that three MAITS volunteers have been awarded the Prime Minister’s Point of Light Award for their work with us! Janet Ivin, John Carter and Geraldine O’Grady were three of only six people who received this award for their outstanding volunteer work for those with special educational needs and disabilities. The Prime Minister’s […]
Opportunity to train Community Workers on supporting disabled populations in Lebanon!
Do you want to use your skills to make a difference to some of the most vulnerable communities in the Middle East? Do you want to ensure children with disabilities and their families have access to the help and support they need? If so, find out more by clicking here…
NEW MAITS RESOURCES
MAITS has some new training packages to share with you. We have a new edition of the Guide for Community Health Workers, renamed Caring for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for Parents, which has more pictures in it and has been reformatted to make it easier to use. We have piloted and finalised and […]
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
MAITS has been selected for the GlobalGiving Programme! This is our first ever crowd-funding campaign. Support our programme to ensure that children with disabilities and their families receive support from trained Community Workers in their own homes in Sindh District in Pakistan. Many children with disabilities are not able to go to school or receive basic […]
Fundraising & Communications Volunteer
Are you interested in international development and disability rights? Are you looking to build your skills in fundraising or comms? Then this opportunity at MAITS could be for you! Working closely with the team, including the CEO who has experience winning multi-million pound grants, this will be an opportunity to really get involved and build […]
MAITS WINS FIRST EXTERNAL FUNDING!
MAITS wins new funding! MAITS was selected to pitch at a Dragon’s Den style event at the Funding Network (TFN) which took place on 6th July, to win funding to set up our Rwanda Feeding Project. This is a life-saving project for babies with feeding problems specifically caused by disability and premature birth. Thanks to the Funding Network […]
Treasurer of MAITS
Job Title: Trustee For MAITS Location: The role is London-based although the candidate does not have to live in London Role and Responsibilities: The role of the Trustee is to assist with the oversight and governance of the charity in accordance with its Memorandum and Articles of Association and to ensure compliance with the guidelines issued […]
Therapeutic Art Training in Zambia since 2011
Lesley and Joanna, art therapists from the UK, have been training professionals in Zambia in the use of Therapeutic Art since 2011. Over multiple visits they have developed a training programme which has the support of the Ministry of Health. It has already been delivered to a range of professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, police […]
Neonatal Feeding Training – Uganda 2016
In April 2016, Himalia and Maya, speech and language therapists working in the UK, returned to Mulago Hospital in Uganda to follow up on training completed in November 2015. They reviewed the practice of Parent Trainers that they had worked with on their previous visit, to assess their ability to train and support mothers whose […]