Hearing Aids and Glasses for Children in Africa

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Hearing Aids and Glasses for Children in Africa
Hearing Aids and Glasses for Children in Africa
Hearing Aids and Glasses for Children in Africa
Hearing Aids and Glasses for Children in Africa
Hearing Aids and Glasses for Children in Africa
Hearing Aids and Glasses for Children in Africa

Summary

A gift to this project is life-changing! Across South Africa, many parents and teachers are not equipped to identify hearing and vision impairments amongst children. Often these children go un-identified and fail their education leaving them stuck in the cycle of poverty. This project aim's to identify children that are in need of support and provide them with access to hearing aids and glasses to help them get back on track in their education and break the stigma surrounding these issues

$20,000
total goal
$19,906
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

1.5 million children under the age of 15 are currently facing hearing impairments in South Africa. A further 2 million are subject to vision difficulties. Families are often unaware of their challenges making it hard to reach out for help or solutions. The stigma associated with any sort of impairment is another reason why families often don't ask for help or report it to the schools. Many families also lack the funding and access to resources to deal with the issue leaving children to struggle

Solution

We will provide outreach programs through schools in rural and disadvantaged communities to test children for visions and hearing impairments. This will help us identify the students in need and build awareness with teachers and other key community leaders around the signs children with these disabilities will show, to ensure all children are receiving the correct help and assistance to boost their confidence and keep them on track with their education

Long-Term Impact

Children that lack adequate vision and hearing, fall behind in school, often resulting in a lack of income and are also subject to bullying. By tackling the root cause of their learning difficulties, your donation will not only provide children with the ability to live life to the fullest but reduce inequalities they face on a daily basis and include them in the development process. This will reduce their dependence on their family, government and foreign aid and empower them economically.

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Organization Information

Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
$94 raised of $20,000 goal
 
4 donations
$19,906 to go
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