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£2,688
raised of £8,000 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,688 to support and train up audiologists in Malawi

    Guernsey
    Funded on Monday, 1st July 2024

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    Ear disease is 100 times higher in sub–Saharan Africa (Malawi) then in the West. There are currently under 10 audiologists in the whole of Malawi - a population of 20 million. To put this into perspective, that is 1 audiologist per 2 million people. In the UK, there is 1 audiologist per 16,000 people - and the waiting list for hearing aid in the UK is upwards of 6 weeks - in some places

    The need in Malawi is immense and EARS Inc have been working hard for the last 10 years to set up a Bachelor of Science in Audiology (BSc.Aud.) as well as working alongside the Ministry of Health to create audiology roles within the healthcare system.

    The first graduation ceremony took place back in 2021 (no thanks to COVID!) and the newly qualified audiologists were employed by the ABC Hearing Clinic where they are working hard to serve the local community with their hearing difficulties as well as doing a number of outreaches to villages and schools.

    In a few weeks (June 2023) the hearing clinic will be welcoming another 8 new graduates onto the staff team and as soon as positions become available within the healthcare system they will be able to move over to their new roles.

    We are so excited to be able to work with EARS Inc and to train up more audiologists in this beautiful country where it will really make a huge difference to so many lives!

    We would love for you to partner with us through sponsorship and help us change the lives of those who need it most.

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    • Lawrence and Charmaine Hill4 months ago
      Lawrence and Charmaine Hill

      Lawrence and Charmaine Hill

      4 months ago

      So much has happened in the 8 months since we arrived! We have done ALOT of admin, trained students, met with government and the Ministry of Health. Worked with World Vision and other charities who are working at improving the lives of those who need it most! We have seen lives changed as children and adults receive hearing aids. Your support has made this all possible! With just 3 months to go before we return to the UK this final fundraising will see us through the last months and help to sponsor students who have outstanding tuition

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    13

    • shigeo niimi

      shigeo niimi

      Apr 4, 2024

      £50.00

    • Athena

      Athena

      Apr 4, 2024

      Well done at doing such a great job! I am proud of you both

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 11, 2023

    • Sandra & Peter

      Sandra & Peter

      Jul 1, 2023

      Our love and prayers are with you all, will miss you but know many will be blessed as you step into this mission of love.Hope you settle in quickly and the boys make good friends xx

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 30, 2023

      £200.00

    • Abi Coleman

      Abi Coleman

      Jun 8, 2023

      God Bless you as you embark on this adventure.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 24, 2023

      £33.00

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    Lawrence and Charmaine Hill

    Lawrence and Charmaine Hill

    Guernsey

    We are Lawrence and Charmaine Hill. We have 3 boys, Ru (11), Levi (9) and Ambrose (5). We are moving to Lilongwe, Malawi for a year to work and teach at the ABC Hearing Clinic alongside EARS Inc to both support the admin team and train and lecture the audiology students.

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