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 […]
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 […]