Our team: Sunil Sheth
Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce that partner Sunil Sheth has been appointed Chairman of Sense International.
Sense International is the leading global charity that transforms the lives of deafblind people in less developed countries. It works with local organisations to provide services and raise awareness of the needs of deafblind people so they can connect with, and participate in, their communities.
Sense International operates in Bangladesh, East Africa, India, Latin America and Romania. Since 1994, it has established vision and hearing screening programmes for young children, trained health and education professionals and persuaded governments to build infrastructures of support and services for deafblind people and their families.
Commenting on the appointment, Sunil said:
“Deafblindness can be a severely isolating condition, and in less developed countries, poverty combined with limited health care, education and social support make it even more difficult for deafblind people and their families to cope.
But with basic support and education, deafblind people can and do communicate, go to school, support themselves and become valued members of their communities. Sense International makes this happen by strengthening the abilities of families, local organisations and professionals to meet the needs of deafblind people in their communities.
My father was the first Chair of Sense International and I am proud to be following in his footsteps.”