Help rural poor deaf children who also suffer discrimination, providing an inclusive education. Enable them to interact and be part of society in an everyday context and build self-confidence.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

ICAL was a specialized school for deaf children. With the change in legislation in 2008, ICAL faced the challenge of opening its doors to non disabled children and promoting inclusive education, both sign and spoken language. Despite some improvements, the deaf population is still a subserviced group, 65% are illiterate and only 33.5% reach high school level. ICAL wants to fill that void for poor children in the rural areas while providing an inclusive education of the highest quality.

How will this project solve this problem?

ICAL provides a high quality education, in a full day classroom format, starting in preschool up to high school level. Furthermore, for the poorest population, that cannot afford to provide a meal, scholarships are provided through sponsorships.

Potential Long Term Impact

The support provided will aid students to reach the highest education level they can and move forward to technical and superior education in order to become productive members of the society and break the dependence on their families.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $320

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 $320 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.


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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

Patricia Ferreira

Bogota, Cundinamarca Colombia

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