Health
 Argentina
Project #2190

Sexual education for deaf girls, boys and teenager

by Canales Asociacion Civil

Summary

This project provides sexual and reproductive healthcare training to deaf girls, boys and teenagers through videos in sign language. Its aim is to provide each and every single school within the country with these materials.
$13,613
total goal
$13,019
remaining
14
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Deaf children are at risk. Not only are they excluded because of their language, but also because of their being children. Most of them are functionally illiterate and have almost no information about how to care about themselves, their sexual health care or how to prevent HIV. Moreover though some schools are starting to promote sexual education they do not have materials to engage in this task efficiently. That's why they will highly benefit from the videos sent.

Solution

Last November we gave away videos dealing with HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health care to one hundred institutions that work with deaf people in Argentina. During 2011 we will conduct a survey to keep track of these materials. The surveys will let us know how they are being used and by whom: that information will help us improve our future educational materials.

Long-Term Impact

Our wish is that every single school in our country could obtain these materials in order to make education accessible also to deaf students!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Canales' Projects

Organization Information

Canales Asociacion Civil

Location: Capital Federal, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Website: http:/​/​www.canales.org.ar
Project Leader:
Silvana Veinberg
Member of the educative committee
Capital federal, Argentina

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