About Us

DESK has a unique focus on Deaf education or access to education for Deaf children and youth by promoting and supporting positive models of inclusive education in Deaf schools, preschools and other centers of learning in the county where need arises. DESK offers skills training to teachers in school for the Deaf, and education stakeholders to promote an understanding of Deaf education, provide tools to identify barriers to learning and give practical strategies to manage Deaf learners in the classroom.

DESK has been working with various schools for the Deaf for several years now, and has established excellent relationships with Deaf children, parents, communities and schools, as well as education and health officials at district and national levels. This experience, together with expertise developed over many years in this field, and research findings from our own and third-party projects, leads us to believe that improving information collection and sharing tools and systems would have a significant impact on enrollment, retention and academic performance amongst primary-level children with deafness.

By creating systemic change and laying the foundations for capacity-building of education officials as well as teachers and school managers in the field of education of the Deaf, the outcomes of this project will be sustainable into the long term. All stakeholders have indicated their willingness to participate in this project, and as all work is being done in conjunction with duty-bearers and future implementers, there will be a strong sense of ownership.

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