Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico

by Escuela de Educacion Especial de San Miguel de Allende AC
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate 50 Deaf Children, Create a Future - Mexico

Summary

EEESMA School for the Deaf provides free education and vocational/computer tech training to those who are Deaf, at all levels and for most age groups. A bi-lingual model of Mexican Sign Language and written Spanish ensure that the students can thrive in an inclusive environment where they learn and progress within a community of their peers sharing their own Deaf Culture. People who are Deaf take great pride in their Deaf identity & EEESMA works to help build the added confidence they need.

$35,000
total goal
$8,480
remaining
66
donors
3
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
3
years

Challenge

There are no publicly funded schools for deaf children in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. The parent of a Deaf child has no option but to send her to languish, virtually untaught, in a public school classroom with hearing students and with little or no special sign language instruction.

Solution

Regardless of a family's economic situation, a Deaf child now has the opportunity to attend school and learn to communicate in sign language while thriving and learning within a caring community of their peers. Three young people are now attending on-line high school while being mentored and tutored in Mexican sign language. All students are encouraged to pursue their academic and vocational/computer tech studies to allow them to reach their career goals.

Long-Term Impact

The project will continue to educate young Deaf people to become literate, independent, and productive citizens who set and achieve life goals. Many students will not excel in school but may instead choose to use skills they master in vocational training workshops offered to them to help find employment and create additional income for their families. Others, like Laurita, may choose to attend university and upon graduation return to EEESMA to be a teacher of the Deaf - paying it forward.

Resources

Organization Information

Escuela de Educacion Especial de San Miguel de Allende AC

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Sharon Doherty
San Miguel de Allende , Guanajuato Mexico

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