By providing hearing aids and therapy, our project will empower 118 children who are deaf and give them the opportunity to get an education and to learn to communicate for a lifetime of independence.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
600 million people in the world have a hearing impairment. 2/3 of them are living in developing countries. Access to a hearing aid, batteries and therapy is unaffordable and/or inaccessible in countries such as DR Congo.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our project with a team of professional volunteers will help on a direct basis 118 children, doctors, nurses and therapists & indirectly parents, teachers and secondary health care workers. We will leave a sustainable hearing health program in place.
Potential Long Term Impact
Through education & health one can break the cycle of poverty. A hearing aid gives the opportunity to an education which builds self confidence & gives the child a reason to stay healthy.The impact will have a domino effect on the community & state.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.