Apply to Join

Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

by MAITS - Multi-Agency International Training and Support
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan
Supporting Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

Summary

MAITS' award-winning Community Healthworker training teaches life-saving techniques that improve disabled children's health & well-being, through expert volunteer trainers in Pakistan. We will equip local community workers with the skills to support families in their own homes. Piloted in Jamaica we taught simple techniques to carers of disabled children. Before our training, there were serious case reviews with children dying or very ill. After, there was not one serious case review or death.

$25,000
total goal
$13,582
remaining
82
donors
1
monthly donor
2
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

150 million children in the world have a disability and they face exclusion in most areas of their lives. They are "more than twice as likely to report finding health care providers' skills inadequate to meet their needs" (WHO). In Pakistan, there is a scarcity of community health workers equipped to support children and families in their own homes. This has worsened since the outbreak of the pandemic. The need is now critical to redress this gap in need and MAITS works in partnership.

Solution

This project won a merit prize in the World Cerebral Palsy awards 2018 for the Jamaica pilot. We are teaching the same practical techniques to families who have children with disabilities, within their own homes, in Karachi through local Community Workers and want to continue & expand to Eastern Pakistan. Our highly qualified local volunteer trainers will train workers on techniques to address feeding issues, build strength, build speech & promote independence, therefore improving life quality.

Long-Term Impact

In a pandemic, it is even more critical that we continue important ensure those within their communities have the skills to support vulnerable children and their families in their own homes. We work with local charities, academic institutions & local government, building skills rather than sending in external people and tackle the stigma around disability. We ensure local knowledge, expertise and skills are retained ensuring community led support.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.maits.org.uk/​
Read about our impact
Our website
Like our Facebook page!
Follow us on Twitter!

Organization Information

MAITS - Multi-Agency International Training and Support

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Maits_Charity
Project Leader:
Emma Richards
London, United Kingdom
$11,418 raised of $25,000 goal
 
134 donations
$13,582 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.