Wakiso Secondary School for the Deaf located in Wakiso District-Uganda and 30 Kilometers from Kampala. It is a government aided secondary school enrolling hearing impaired students from Uganda and neighbouring East African countries, Offering National Curriculum and takes part in Uganda National Examination Board. The project plans to purchase a 29 seaters minibus to provide transport for 250 students to travel and interact with other peers in all areas of academics, sports and social functions.
Lack of a school vehicle has hindered 250 Deaf students from engaging in interactive education, educational trips, sporting activities and involvement in community functions with their peers. Most students come from as far as 400 Kilometers away especially those from the poor families with negative altitudes towards Deaf education. The School admits only Deaf students and it is a dire need to get them access to early integration with the community outside school to explore new experience.
The project will purchase a minibus for students and staffs for educational trips to various fields for gainful practical knowledge and life skills through interactive education and sharing of experience.
The project will solve the 13 years school transport problem. Over 2000 Deaf Students and staffs will benefit over the next 10 years. Ready transport will help Deaf students get practical knowledge, life skills and creativity through personal touch and interaction. It will build a strong partnership between the school and other organizations as well students and their peers and create driver jobs for old students. School travel expenses will be reduced and savings channelled for better services.