MAITS TRAINING GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN!
**Our grant applications for 2019-2020 are open! Deadline Sunday 15th December 2019!** If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for MAITS, to share your skills with those caring for people with developmental disabilities, it couldn’t be easier. MAITS helps to facilitate training projects in developing countries. This year our work has included: […]
Janet & John delivered APT Training at CRP!
Janet and John returned to CRP, Bangladesh to provide training in the skills of Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APT). The training was attended by twelve students from six different countries from the SAARC group. These students are studying at CRP for their MSc in Rehabilitation Science, which commenced in July 2018 for a period of two years. […]
MAITS Master Trainers at CP, Lanka
Shabnam, Aasiya and Ali, MAITS CHW Master Trainers, delivered training to approximately 35 participants (33 Tamil-speaking and 2 Sinhala-speaking who understood Tamil). These participants were employees of the Government of Sri Lanka from the Eastern and Northern Provinces. The participants came from two different departments of the Government namely the Department of Health and Department […]
MAITS is looking for a part-time intern
MAITS Intern (Fixed term 6 months) at MAITS London Office Reporting to: MAITS CEO Part-time: required 1 full day per week or 2 half days Start date ASAP Paid position Responsibilities: Data management Collate trips data – enter into database – collate all figures and write report Catalogue trip materials into resources database Help to […]
Trainer of the Trainer Programme, Pakistan.
We brought together six Master Trainers from Pakistan who were trained in Nepal, alongside their Nepalese counterparts, which enabled both sets of trainers to see how things were done in neighbouring countries and enabled them to interact with other therapists who worked in a different context to them. The Master Trainers came from Aga Khan […]
MAITS Funded Sharing Stories Trainers…
MAITS funded a five-day Forum Theatre event facilitated via a collaboration between Sharing Stories (www.sharingstoriesventure.com) and Odd Arts (www.oddarts.co.uk). The project took place in Kampala, Uganda, in July 2018. The trainers were joined by the individuals with experience of mental health difficulties, including users of mental health services, mental health professionals and carers. The project […]
APT Training at National Institute for the Blind, India (Oct-Nov 2018)
Kashmira Medhekar along with her colleague Shirley Warren conducted a workshop based on Appropriate Paper Technology for over 4 days at the National Association for the Blind, India. The basics of APT to make positioning equipment were taught to a group of 14 teachers from NAB from different cities across India. Community workers from Orissa, […]
A visit to National Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Developmental Disorders
MAITS’ CEO went to visit one of our long-term partners, the National Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Developmental Disorders (NCCCPDD), who we have been working with for a number of years, providing different types of training when requested. The NCCCPDD provides training to others and calls upon MAITS to provide training in […]
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 […]