Project #6349

Improve Deaf Children's Access to Basic Education

by Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya
$60 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
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.


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.


community awareness raising and survey; parents training&joint workshops between parents,teachers& deaf youths&adults,identification and visits to parents&families,group meetings and discussions on alternative options on deaf children education

Long-Term Impact

Deaf children's families will be able to recognize&accept the rights of their deaf children to communicate in the language of his/her own choice organize resources&support the development of services that ensure their equal access to basic 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:/​/​
Project Leader:
Judy Wanja
Secretary General
Embu, Eastern Kenya

Funded Project!

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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