(ZIZ News) — The Rotary Club of St. Kitts and the Rotary Club of Boardman, Ohio are organizing a Hearing Project this week in collaboration with the government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
According to President of Rotary Club of St. Kitts, Patricia Mourillon, a team of doctors will be visiting the federation this week to conduct screenings and training sessions to address hearing problems in children.
Mourillon said hearing defects in children normally go unnoticed because there isn’t a framework set up to detect them.
This project will put a plan in place to address children’s needs.
The team from Ohio will arrive in St. Kitts on Friday 21st March. On Saturday the 22nd they will conduct training sessions at the Newtown Health Centre for nurses. They will be taught to recognise hearing impairment in children, and the basic management of these children, including fitting hearing aids.
On 26th and 27th of March, they will host training sessions for kindergarten and grade six teachers at the St. Johnson Community Centre.
On Saturday 28th, they will conduct hearing tests and treatment, for the general public at the St. Johnson Community Centre.
The nurses and teachers trained during this project are expected to continue the process of detection and treatment and sustain the project moving forward.