Restore Hope for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

by Voice for Humanity Uganda
Restore Hope for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Summary

Raising funds for carrying out Pure Tone Average (PTA) Assessment, Tympanometry Test, ear cleaning, purchase of digital hearing devices and associated accessories, fitting, programming, and routine review, and providing school tuition and school feeding fees as well as providing start-up capital for Income Generating projects for 25 Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Katakwi District of Uganda. These children are often stigmatized, rejected, neglected and considered a curse in the family.

$876
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

According to World Bank, about 16% of Ugandan children live with a disability. Only 5% of these children with disabilities can access education through Inclusive Schools and 10% through special schools (UNICEF, 2014). According to the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports (2017), 27.2% of the 172,864 children with special needs enrolled in primary schools had hearing loss. Of these children, 99% have no hearing aids, their basic needs are not met, and they are often rejected by their families.

Solution

In partnership with Kampala Audiology and Speech center, we will conduct multi-level hearing assessments and ear cleanings for 25 Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Those qualifying will be provided with hearing aids and educational requirements such as tuition fees, food, uniform and scholastic materials. To support self-reliance and sustainability, the project will provide start-up capital for Income Generating Projects for 25 Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Katakwi District of Uganda.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact of this project is increased school enrollment, retention and completion among Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Katakwi district while improving their quality of life (Refer to attached documents for more information about this project).

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

Organization Information

Voice for Humanity Uganda

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @vfhuga
Project Leader:
David Elungat
Kampala , Uganda

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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