The Effeta Center is doing great! Right now it is supporting around 20 children with hearing disabilities.
This is done in part via increasing the awareness of the issues amongst the families, in part through teaching.
The workers in the Center are doing an amazing job: they teach traditional subjects, with special techniques of communication; they prepare specialzed educational and school paths; they teach the kids how to communicate with each other. Everything is tailored to fit the kids needs and hearing disabilities.
Enaya is one of these kids. She has been with us since 2011. Now she has completed the fourth year of primary school!
She could finish this path thanks to your help, and she did great: now she can communicate with clearness and confidence, she can use her hearing aids and she is always so excited about the Center’s activities. She particularly loved the manual and artistic workshop, engaging in gigs with paper, cards and colours.
Thanks to you and your generosity, Enaya could complete her primary school cycle, could learn how to communicate, and in general live a more decent and peaceful life! She is just one of the many kids you can help by supporting this project. You can do it here.
Abdel is a little kid who entered Effeta center in 2017, when he was only 3 years old. His family is very poor: his father is a worker and his mother is a housewife. She can’t find a job because she has to look after her 2 kids, both with deafness problems. Furthermore Abdel is suffering from a liver disease, which causes a slowdown in growth, and he has to follow the treatment regularly. Nevertheless, the kid is happy because he feels everybody loves him, at home and at school in Effeta. In 2 years time he has made much progress: firstly he has now realized the importance of words, so he uses his hearing aid without complaining and he’s doing all his best to learn speaking.
Thanks to your help, Abdel and many other children like him, can start hearing, speaking and going to school.
We want to say thanks to you and to all your friends who may help these children in the future. Together we can make the difference!
Our project manager Gaetano is going to Bethlehem at the end of August and he’ll meet Abdel and all the children in Effeta. In our next report we’ll tell you about his trip.
Today we would like to tell you the story of one of the children welcomed by the Effeta Institute. Raaf is a little girl who is now five years old. Her family is extremely poor; in fact, her father is a simple worker. Besides his own family, he has to support his brother’s, since he died leaving her wife alone with five children. Raaf’s mother is unemployed and she can’t find a job, because of the difficult economic and political situation of the country. The little girl is affected by serious deafness and, even though her mother takes great care of her, Raaf can’t attend normal classes at school.
For this reason, in September she entered the Effeta Institute. She is making progress with school and she is learning how to use the hearing aid she was provided with. She is enthusiast with all the activities she takes part in, and she loves playing with her classmates, which she already considers friends. Since her house is too far away from the Institute, Raaf stays there the whole week and she goes home for the weekend.
Thanks to your support, Raaf can now attend a school which is adequate to her needs and she can live a more decent and peaceful life. Raaf is just one of the many children that you help through your commitment. Thank you for making this possible!
The main goal in Effeta is audiophonetic rehabilitation because it aims to train and prepare students to face their future making them aware that deafness is not an obstacle to a personal affirmation in society.
The exercise of listening and oral communication can guarantee the harmonious development of the student with the overcoming of his handicap.
Since the students in Effeta can not hear, they need a visual support that allows them to progress using the visual games: this is why Sister Lara is asking us to help her to buy an LCD software, a Smart Board and some educational games to increase the efficiency of the multimedia classroom.
We thank all of you for your support. Thanks to your help we can guarantee the basic right to grow and learn to many deaf children in Bethlehem!
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