OUR PARTNERS
OUR PARTNERS

By widening our network of partners, we can widen the impact we have and the services we provide.

All our partners share our our vision. Together we strive to continue to build on the important work we do and the vital services we provide.


By widening our network of partners, we can widen the impact we have and the services we provide.

All our partners share our our vision. Together we strive to continue to build on the important work we do and the vital services we provide.


Our partnership with the University of Toronto started almost accidentally in 2014 when we agreed to take on two final year Masters Speech and Language Therapy students on their clinical placement. This turned out to be an incredibly amazing experience for both the Yellow House team and the students who took the trip to Kenya. Following from the success of this first student placement, it didn't take long for a formal partnership to develop and each year we welcome two students to complete their clinical placement with us. Yellow House and the University of Toronto are now exploring options as to how to develop their partnership into other mutually beneficial directions. Following from such a successful partnership, Rachael and David have now proudly become Adjunct Professors at the University of Toronto.

We have worked in partnership with Chance for Childhood since 2014, initially providing consultative teacher trainings on inclusive education. Through working together, it became clear that we share similar values of providing community based services and their interest working with people with communication disabilities grew, so we decided to partner on the LEAP-from the street project which is funded by Comic Relief.

Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programmes (KUAP) are based in Kisumu and we have been working with them since 2014, however, we have formally partnered with them in 2016 to deliver the LEAP-from the street project alongside Chance for Childhood. KUAP have an established local program of working with street-connected children and supporting their reintegration into their community and schools.

Partnering to deliver the research component of the LEAP-from the street project, we are excited to learn from Julie Marshall and the team at MMU and to carry out our first research project in Kenya about communication disabilities.

Julie Marshall
Reader in Communication Disability & Development, Dept. of Health Professions

j.e.marshall@mmu.ac.uk | Staff Profile

Julie is a Speech and Language Therapist with 28 years of experience educating and training speech and language therapists and other professionals, in the UK and Africa.  She is an experienced researcher, mainly using qualitative research methods, and has carried out research in the UK, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. Her research and practice focus on the development of services for people with communication disabilities in under–served contexts (particularly Low and Middle Income Countries) and culture and cultural competence. She supervises PhD students and is passionate about supporting others to become researchers.