Jamaica Oct 2015

Anjali Joshi has returned from a very productive project in Jamaica with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation.

Below is a summary of her trip and a short film bringing together the feedback interviews she conducted.

Summary Report

Feedback Interviews


“Raising Nathan

MAITS would like to spread the word about a new book written by Christine Staple-Ebanks, Founder and President of the Nathan Ebanks Foundation and our colleague, in Jamaica.

Raising Nathan is the heartfelt story of the struggle faced by Jamaican parents on discovering that their son would be born with a major disability – and a prognosis that he would not survive childhood. Written by Nathan’s mum in a conversational, down-to-earth style, it recounts the enormous challenge of coming to terms with his special needs, and details the journey that has bound his family together – growing their faith and inspiring courage.

The book is a fundraising tool for the Nathan Ebanks Foundation and we encourage you to buy a copy online here to both support the foundation and gain a great incite into raising a child with special needs.

Opportunities: Other Agencies

YellowHouse is advertising for a paid SLT position in Kenya, min 2 years:

Please see the following link for details http://chanceforchildhood.org/job/speech-and-language-therapist-overseas-placement/



OIC is advertising for a paid SLT coordinator position in Cambodia:

Dear friend of OIC,

2016 is a new year, and we’re building on our small but committed team by adding some new team members. You can help us get that one step closer to making speech therapy available to everyone in Cambodia, and locally led, by taking just 2 minutes to spread the word on this job.

The Speech Therapy Coordinator is a key position to ensure our work is guided by the right technical principles. Based in Phnom Penh, the successful candidate will coordinate the technical aspects of our work.

This is a speech therapy job with a twist. Rather than someone to come over for a short period of time, we’re looking for someone to stick it out in-country, coordinating training and volunteers, and helping local people understand what speech therapy is. The person will be one of less than 10 speech therapists in the entire country. That’s an exclusive club!

Please spend a couple of minutes thinking about who you could spread this job ad to, and then send it on.


Thanks so much!


Nepali Translation

We are excited to announce that SGCP Nepal and local colleagues have translated the MAITS’ Guide for Community Health Workers  into Nepali.

If you feel this version would be helpful to you, or the individuals you work with, please get in touch with Mr Bimal Shrestha at sgcp@cpnepal.org

The Nepali Guide is looking great and we encourage anyone else wishing to translate the guide to get in touch with us at info@maits.org.uk

Nepali Manual