Teach Deaf Orphans
One term of school
A major legacy of decades of civil wars, tribal genocide and the HIV/AIDS pandemic is orphans. Deaf orphans are doubly disadvantaged. They live within a sad cycle of poverty and oppression that limits their chance for a life of dignity and self sufficiency. Young Deaf orphans are often denied their rights to education and other basic needs. Frequently, Deaf orphans are malnourished, neglected, or abandoned just because they can’t hear.
Your donation of just $50 would make it possible for a Deaf orphan to receive an education and be cared for in a residential school such as the Congo Silent Cooperative for the Deaf or in one of the 38 boarding schools for the Deaf in Kenya. Fees for one term cover tuition, books, school supplies, uniforms and room and board. Pictured on this page is Lopez. His parents were killed during the genocide in Rwanda. As if being orphaned and Deaf weren’t enough, he contracted polio. His luck changed when he was left on the doorstep of the Congo Deaf School where the Deaf teachers raised him as one of their own children. A warm home and school for someone like Lopez would be a very meaningful gift to give to someone you loves!