The SHED Project, a Speech and Hearing Early Detection (SHED) clinic, offers speech & hearing screenings, hearing aid checks, and workshops in two communities of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), i.e., Kingstown and Bequia. In addition to providing clinical services for children and education for their caregivers and teachers, the SHED project provides training for local people to become audio-technicians with the intent to create local capacity for project sustainability.
The SHED Project’s goals:
1. Establish speech & hearing screening and hearing aid wellness clinics in Kingstown and Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)
2. Provide caregiver and teacher training at the School for Children with Special Needs in Kingstown, SVG and the Sunshine School in Bequia, SVG (partner schools with Project Little Spark)
3. Train local persons to serve as audio-techs to encourage project sustainability without relying on experts from abroad
This project is supported in part by funding from The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust. Additional support is always welcomed to outfit our clinics with equipment and supplies (e.g., one rechargeable audio scope costs $1,970). If you should choose to help support a SHED clinic, please visit the Donate page. Every $ helps and your support is very much appreciated!