Photo: The children's clarity of vision was checked on E-board in the camp. The picture was taken by Ella Yli-Heikkilä, a medical student of the University of Turku, who has been involved in Nepal as part of her studies.
The Student Union of the University of Turku decided earlier in the spring of the 0.7 % targets for 2018. This year's destinations are the Svenska Hörselförbundet rf's project in Bolivia and the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s project in Nepal. For both projects € 1361.75 has been paid in the spring and now again in the autumn. During the summer, the both organisations have sent short reports on their activities.
Thanks to the TYY’s donation, one of the camps for visually and hearing-impaired children could be organised in Nepal. The vision and hearing of the children participating in the camp were examined and the children received the necessary tools and medicines at no cost. With the help of TYY, the daily allowances of the four physicians and paramedics attending the camp could be paid. In addition, the local team's accommodation and daily allowances, medical team’s accommodation and meals, local volunteer lunches and camp rent were paid. Physicians for Social Responsibility thanks TYY for the support it has received.
Svenska hörselförbundet and the Bolivian local organization APANH also thanks TYY for the donation. During the year, several training sessions and events have been organised, where the parents' knowledge of the rights of the hearing-impaired children has improved and the role of the hearing-impaired in both schools and society has been improved.
Photo: from the left Rafael Gonzales, Silvana Pérez Abujder and Rodrigo Ignacio Guizada Balderrama. Rafael has a partial hearing loss because of microtia.