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Josh commented on Scaling Up Deaf Education For Prosperity

The biggest challenge regarding Inclusive Education for learners who are deaf and hard of hearing has been addressing/breaking the communication barrier. More specifically, the challenge has been that teachers are not fluent in the local sign language. I notice that your project proposes to train teachers - train them in what, exactly? I see the project intends to "Empower regular classroom teacher in-service- training program to enable her/him cater for all learner regardless of their diversity background." Does this include KSL training for teachers? If so, to what degree of fluency for the teachers?

I do not see any explicit mention of sign language training or education for children who are deaf and hard of hearing with your project - can you confirm if this will be an integral component as required by the UN CRPD?


Josh commented on Listen and Adapt

Question: Who will determine the referral process once a child has been identified with a disability? I sincerely hope that the disability community is a part of that process as it pertains to their disability.

For example, the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf should be part of developing the referral process once a child has been identified as deaf or hard of hearing and so forth.