Jane training in Ghana
In Spring 2020, expert MAITS volunteer and speech and language therapist (SLT), Jane, was travelled to Ghana to deliver a four month training programme at the University of Ghana Korle-Bu teaching hospital. The programme was 50 Korle-Bu SLTs, from both the first cohort of graduates and the second year of undergraduates. The training focused on […]
“Stop press! MAITS is offering free disability training and recruiting volunteer trainers now!”
We hope first and foremost that this message finds you and your families in good health, both physically and emotionally. Many of you will have been affected in different ways by the Coronavirus pandemic. For some of you will be busier than ever and for others this is a time when you may be in […]
MAITS volunteer wins Bond International Development Award for Volunteering!
We are delighted to report that MAITS’ volunteer Dr Shabnam Rangwala, has won the Bond International Development Awards 2020 for her voluntary work with MAITS. Shabnam has been a long-standing MAITS volunteer and in the since last year alone, she has run the MAITS’ Community Health Worker training in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka. Shabnam […]
Run for MAITS!
We have an exciting opportunity open to get involved with MAITS’ work! Calling all runners: Whether you’re an experienced runner, or looking to take on a new challenge, MAITS needs you! We are looking for two runners to represent MAITS at the Royal Parks Half Marathon, which will be held on 11th October 2020. The […]
Two training programmes collide in Ghana
Worlds collided recently in Accra, Ghana, where two training programmes were being delivered at the same place, at the same time, and our fantastic volunteers were able to meet! Jane, who was delivering training to the Speech and Language Therapy cohort at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana, was able to go along to […]
Community Health Worker training in Cambodia
In December 2019, expert trainers, Dr Shabnam Rangwala and Ali Punjabi travelled to Cambodia. They delivered MAITS’ transformative Community Healthworker Training at CARITAS Cambodia’s Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, an NGO providing support for children with disabilities. 9 different organisations including CARITAS brought together 25 trainees from different fields, all working with people […]
COVID-19 MAITS STATEMENT
With the current situation of the spreading of Coronavirus, MAITS takes health and safety very seriously for all our team and volunteers. We are following regularly the updates regarding the latest information and advice from the UK government GOV.UK. MAITS has put in place a standard hygiene practice. Regular assessment is being made for all staff […]
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 […]