Supporting secondary level education
Our deaf students in Meru Primary School are doing great, but the next “glass ceiling” for deaf children is the second level education. The language of instruction in secondary school is English and the teachers don’t know the sign language. There has been some deaf students studying in secondary, but they are facing a lots of problems in understanding the instruction.
Neither has the vocational training been accessible for the deaf students due to lack of sign language interpreters and the school fees.
To make secondary education accessible to young deaf people, we have hired 3 full-time sign language interpreters with the support of the Abilis Foundation. We also support learning by funding students ’educational expenses. This includes both school fees, accommodation and food.
Training second level teachers in sign language and new technology to support their teaching is also a part of the project.