Thematic area II:      EDUCATION

Program Goal: To promotes the inclusion of deaf persons in formal and non-formal education in order to enhance their access to employment and participation in civic and economic processes.

Program Objectives:

    1. Make provisions for inclusive education for pre-school deaf children.
    2. Training of suitable candidates to become teachers of sign language & literacy programs. The training of Sign Language Interpreters and the setting up of an interpreter service center in Rwanda.
    3. To develop Rwanda Sign Language. Utilizing knowledge of the native sign language and use of distinctive grammar.
    4. Produce a number of sign language books & a dictionary.
    5. Provide practical skills training and education for young deaf girls.
    6. Provide training opportunities for parents of deaf children, especially in respect of learning skills in sign language for better communication with their offspring.