Sense India and Sense International responded to the announcement from The World Health Organization that the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities linked to the Zika virus outbreak, predominately in Latin America, constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern.” WHO Director General, Margaret Chan, called Zika an “extraordinary event” that required a global co-ordinated response. Sense India and Sense Internatio...
Dreams are funny. Some only come when you’re asleep and some don’t let you sleep. Some are so abstract that it’s hard to explain them logically to others. Hey, don’t go yet! I am making these statements because I want to tell you a story and I promise when you reach till the end you’ll be glad you read it. As is the natural course of life, adolescents turn into adults and when adolescents in our deafblind programmes turn into adults, alongside other training, we st...
Marathons have emerged overtime as worldwide popular events that bring people together in a unified spirit of running. Though every runner has a different reason to run but the motivation remains the same – to emerge a winner. ‘Champions with disability’ is an interesting section of participants at the marathons. A sight to behold as participants with disabilities join the crowd of thousands to reach the finish line. But their goal is not who breaks the red ribbon firs...
The heart of Nepal was reduced to rubble and dust by a terrible earthquake which has left thousands dead and injured and every citizen in distress. Where individuals with hearing and sight are utterly lost, it is not possible to imagine the turmoil of a person affected by deafblindness – they are not able to see or hear. Also, since the world of deafblind people is confined to their fingertips, having homes completely destroyed leaves a child and an adult with deafblindness in h...