Sign Language Training and Advocacy Project in Uganda

WHAT: The project increases Deaf people’s accessibility to services including access to education and participation in development programmes through Sign language training to Deaf people, their families, teachers and service providers. The project also provides advocacy trainings for the Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD).

WHY: Uganda has ratified UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. However especially in the rural areas the deaf are in great danger to be out of social service’s reach.

HOW: The project eases the status of deaf children and their families when they can perhaps for the first time in their life to communicate with each other. The parent are encouraged to send their kids to school when the teachers can sign. The project benefits the deaf children and their families and when the advocacy improves the whole deaf community.

PARTNER ORGANISATION: The project is implemented by Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD).

COORDINATION AND INFORMATION: Katarina Butera, katarina.butera(at)kuurojenliitto.fi