The challenge is to give deaf students an opportunity to live clean, supportive and enriched lives. Education is important, more importantly having a clean home with bathrooms, clean water and the ability to learn. They deserve to have mentally and physically healthy lives at a safe place to live near the school for the deaf. They will be taken care by staff and have someone to talk to on a daily basis to learn, create and inspire others to be leaders.
In Kenya there are an estimated 600,000 deaf students of which 30% do not attend school for these reasons. Kenya has it's own dialect of sign language, but the problem they face is getting the students to the school to learn it. Great strides have been made to increase the awareness in rural areas for special needs schools. Between 1950 and 1980, 23 schools for the deaf were built all around Kenya. Educating every deaf student is pertinent to maintain equality in for those with special needs.
To build a dormitory near a school for the deaf in central Kenya. The dorm will house 26 boys and 26 girls with a staff to cook, clean and maintain. It will be 4 single story buildings, one for the boys, one for the girls, a food hall and a small place for the staff. There will be electricity and clean water. Inclusivity and collaboration among student who live in dilapidated and deplorable conditions will have a secure place to live and have the basic necessities of life.
This housing facility will allow over 50 students to have better lives, education and access to healthy meals and warm beds. It will give those who have special needs the support they need to be happy and feel safe, included and educated. This facility will begin a process to include those in the community who get pushed back and down to be active member in their community.