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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 […]

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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 […]

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Breastfeeding in Blantyre

      During this follow-up visit to Malawi, Himali de Silva and Maya Asir focused on both formal and practical training on the management of feeding difficulties in infants, for selected nurses at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. The aim of this training was to provide in depth knowledge and skills in the assessment and […]

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Projects in the Pipeline

MAITS has a number of grant awarded projects in the pipeline and we wanted to give you a short run-down on each: Romania Music as Therapy are coordinating, hosting and presenting at a conference whose aim is to further the local development of music therapy in Romania, where it is currently an emerging practice. MAITS […]

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Fondazione Fontana

The Cardboard Chair wins prestigious award at Cannes at the 7th International Festival ‘Entr’2 Marches’, 2016. This beautiful documentary shows how an APT seat makes all the difference to the life of a child in Kenya. For more information please see the links below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGEvFVsd1s0 – The Film Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4VZ0XU5_NQ – A video made from […]

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Training in Jamaica

Claire, Rachael and Maggie developed a training programme, aimed at improving knowledge and understanding of children with cerebral palsy and to give parents/carers/teachers practical strategies that they could use with the children in their care. Their host Christine Staple Ebanks gave this glowing response: “At the end of today all participants, parents, teachers, caregivers, social development officers […]

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Rwanda

Julie Marshall, reader in Communication Disability and Development at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Wendy McCracken, Professor of Deaf Education at the University of Manchester, went to train Chance for Childhood’s Education, Empowerment and Equality Project team in Communication Disability. Please see the report summary below:

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In Converstion with Diana Hiscock

For the first of our new regular interviews we spoke with Diana Hiscock. Diana has been working in the humanitarian sector in both the emergency and development field for over 30 years, having a focus on programme management and development, technical support and training, especially in the field of disability and migration. We asked what […]

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Our New Site

Welcome to the new MAITS website. We are very excited about the services this site can now make available to you when you register with us here. The new site will provide application forms for grants a space to advertise training events a space to offer training as a volunteer a space to post requests for […]

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New Discussion Forum

One of the new services we provide with our site is a space to share information about volunteering abroad, discuss topics on disability and development and post any questions or requests for advice. Karen  Wylie and the Speech and Language Therapy team from the University of Ghana have started our first discussion entitled Speech & Language Therapy: […]

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