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.
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.
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.
Our wish is that every single school in our country could obtain these materials in order to make education accessible also to deaf students!
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).