Sense International (SI) is a global charity that works to support people with deaf blindness in several countries worldwide such as India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru and Romania.
In the UK, these projects are managed through Sense UK .
SI works in partnerships with local agencies, government bodies and educational institutions to support the professionals, carers and families of people affected by deaf blindness. See the video in our Resources section.
The support includes training, materials, education and giving a platform to the needs of deaf blind people.
Lifelines has been associated with SI since 2010, starting with youth volunteer visits to the Holy Cross school in Trichy ( the volunteers helped to publish a local manual on educational toys made with household products ) , to the sponsorship of early intervention programs in Romania.
Mr Vadera participates in a fund-raising Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in 2018. The UK based team raised over £400,000 for the work of SI.
The current project being funded by Nelumbo, will be the very first global digital platform to provide libraries for all deaf-blind people. This will be a multi-agency approach and our Trustee – Mr Rupin Vadera, is part of the team currently assessing viability and reach.