Current Programmes

Our programmes for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN RWANDA

NYABIHU DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN IN RWANDA

EARLY YEARS LEARNING PROGRAMME IN UGANDA

AURORA DEAF AID AFRICA

A NEW PROGRAMME FOR DEAFBLIND CHILDREN IN RWANDA

A NEW DEAFBLIND SCHOOL IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN RWANDA

DeafReach’s main project is the development of the TVET Dept at Umutara Deaf School (UDS) in Rwanda.

In Rwanda, Vocational Training is known as TVET (Technical, Vocational Education and Training). To become registered with Government and, as a result, to be able to offer recognised qualifications, a TVET department must be able to offer 25 places for each of the subjects it teaches. Subjects at UDS include:

· Hairdressing and Beauty

· Tailoring

· Construction and Masonry

The TVET Project at Umutara is in 2 phases. Phase 1, which is almost complete, is the building of a new dormitory. The second phase is the conversion of 2 existing dormitories into workshops, the purchase of the necessary equipment and the payment of staff salaries for the first 3 years. TVET 1 will cost £150,000 of which we have already raised £31,000. Work started on Phase 1 in July 2019 as in the picture taken the following month.

dormitory

NYABIHU DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN IN RWANDA

Now that the new school, funded by Chance for Childhood, is up and running, we plan to support it by

  • Building a beach volleyball court
  • The purchase of text books for children in the first 3 years of schooling, and
  • Upgrading the kitchen.

EARLY YEARS LEARNING PROGRAMME IN UGANDA

We will continue to support Signhealth Uganda in providing funds for nursery education in 10 schools across Uganda.

AURORA DEAF AID AFRICA

We will continue to support 3 pupils attending the Ephphatha Deaf School in Burundi. Also being considered is a Vocational Training Programme for deaf school-leavers and adults with the Rwandan National Association of the Deaf.

A NEW PROGRAMME FOR DEAFBLIND CHILDREN IN RWANDA

Howard, one of our volunteers, is going to undertake a tour in autumn 2019 across the country researching the numbers of deafblind children in the country, with the intention of establishing a deafblind unit at one of the deaf schools. He will be partnered by Eric Ngabo, who works at Nyabihu.

A NEW DEAFBLIND SCHOOL IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)
Howard will also be working with CENYESED to produce a Business Plan for the establishment of a deafblind school in Goma.

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