Projects

Kenya

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Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf in Kenya is in the picturesque area of Ringa about 250 km west of Nairobi. There are approximately 80 students attending this residential school. Many students start school late because of distance or because their families cannot afford to pay for schooling. Some are orphans and need total support. This school plays an active part in deafness awareness in the local community.

Myanmar

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Immanuel School for the Deaf at Kalay, on the border of the Chin State, near India, was started in 2005 and is the only school for the deaf for hundreds of kilometres. More than 25 children from the surrounding villages attend this residential school. There are also 2 boys who attend a school for the deaf in Yangon. The school syllabus and exams are set by the local government hearing school, and our children are achieving very good results even compared with the hearing children.

Philippines

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There are government-run special education schools in the Philippines, however our schools were built in communities where there was no such provision for the deaf some 30 years ago. Four residential facilities, two of which provide education, ranging from kinder through to College. Self-help initiatives provide income for individuals and support for the running of the schools.

Uganda

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In Uganda, Deaf Action pays the school fees for deaf students who are orphans of war, or have no direct family to support and care for them. They have shown willingness to study hard at school. There are children and young adults in primary and secondary schools, and some have excelled in their exams and are now studying at College and University. Deaf Ministries International, our partner organization, started the first secondary school for the deaf at Wakiso in Uganda.