Improve Deaf Children's Access to Basic Education



Deaf children can't access information when oral method is used as medium of instruction at school.The project seeks to apply visual method that will lead to active participation in education process.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The oral method of education emphasizes the use of spoken language as a medium of instruction for deaf children at school.However to be deaf means not to hear.By implication,however,they can't access information through spoken language.Lack of access to information excludes deaf child from the education process.This explains why deaf children in Kenya don't have access to basic education beyond the primary school level.The program will improve accessibility by emphasizing use of visual method.

How will this project solve this problem?

community awareness raising and survey; parents training&joint workshops between parents,teachers& deaf youths&adults,identification and visits to parents&families,group meetings and discussions on alternative options on deaf children education

Potential Long Term Impact

Deaf children's families will be able to recognize&accept the rights of their deaf children to communicate in the language of his/her own choice organize resources&support the development of services that ensure their equal access to basic education.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $60

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $60 .  The original project funding goal was $36,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Judy Wanja

Secretary General
Embu, Eastern Kenya

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