Starkey Hearing Foundation aims to address this problem by establishing community-based hearing health care in Kibera, Kenya, the largest slum in Africa. Starkey Hearing Foundation will partner with Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a local grassroots organization that links essential health and economic services to a school for girls, in order to provide locally approved and directed services. Through its partnership with SHOFCO, Starkey will provide 2,000 hearing aids per year over the course of three years to the hearing impaired in Kibera. The aim of this commitment is to build capacity for community-based hearing health care by embedding the foundation's approach to community-based hearing health services to an already well-run clinic that serves approximately 40,000 patients per year. The foundation's approach to community-based hearing health services will include up-front financial assistance, as well as 1) the recruitment and training of local volunteers, 2) a partnership with SHOFCO to ensure that hearing health is incorporated into current health services, 3) provision of hearing devices to those in need, and 4) empowerment of local residents through SHOFCO's holistic model to create local ownership of hearing health services.
|Location||Kenya, Eastern Africa|
|Value||USD 9 Million|