Children  Kenya Project #6349

Improve Deaf Children's Access to Basic Education

by Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya


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.

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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.


We raise public awareness on educational matters of the Deaf children. We provide training to parents and teachers to equip them with some signing skills to ease communication with deaf children at home, school and community. We hold group meetings and discussions with parents and educators on alternative options on deaf children education. We sponsor deaf children and youth from poor families to get an education. We supply textbooks, stationery, personal items to poor deaf children in school.

Long-Term Impact

Parents and community will be able to recognize and appreciate deaf children just like non-disabled children They jointly organize resources and support the development of services that ensure equal access to basic education for deaf children. 500 educators will become competent in sign Language required for academic content. And efficiently use it as a language of instruction in the learning process.There will be a 57% increase in number of deaf children enrolled in school to get an education

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya

Location: Embu, Eastern - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya
Jacob Ireri
Project Leader:
Jacob Ireri
Embu, Eastern Kenya

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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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