Young deaf people with CI meet up in London to share advocacy stories
The Malala Foundation and Cochlear Foundation brought together five young people with CI from across the globe to London to share their advocacy stories and inspire each other to further action. These young people represented 163 others who had responded to Achieve Anything programme and are examples of the first group of young deaf people growing up with CI. They were inspired by meeting Malala herself and Shelly Chadha of WHO who dialled in from Geneva provided further inspiration.
Leo De Raeve, Chair of CIICA: This group of inspiring young deaf people demonstrates what can be achieved with early intervention, education, and the right, cost-effective, support.
Mahrukh Zaidi, a young doctor from India: This early detection and subsequent support I received helped me thrive at school, providing the opportunity to study medicine.
Qais Khan then led discussion to begin a CIICA consultation about what these young people need to secure their future to be independent and succeed. More to come!