In Tanzania and Uganda we share our knowledge through long-running programs with professionals who can support the child on his or her development. We focus on themes that cover the entire spectrum of care, diagnostics and education.
We apply the train-the-trainer method that supports a sustainable transfer of professional expertise with a commonly agreed exit strategy. Together with our partners we look for funds that can finance our projects.
How we work
Once Kentalis International embarks on a project cooperation with an organization in Tanzania or Uganda, we agree on a training plan, design a project document and search for funding. Once that is secured, the appropriate experts from Kentalis locations in the Netherlands are approached for their special knowledge on the subject in demand. These colleagues are dispatched for training, where they use their specific knowledge within the local context.
From 2018-2020 we are working on:
- Infrastructure to create better diagnostics
- Enrollment E-learning Audiology
- Building on the Hearing Care Technician course. A blended learning program that allows paramedical colleges to offer a diploma in audiology. Allowing graduates to provide diagnostics, rehabilitation, and fit hearing aids. Preparing them for working in hospitals, schools, and care centers. Starts in Uganda – Tanzania – Ethiopia-Kenya.
- Annual Audiology course at the Paramedical College in Kampala
- Improve Primary inclusive education
- Curriculum based teaching of literacy (and specifically reading) to young deaf children in Uganda and Tanzania.
- Improve Secondary inclusive education
- Teaching Deaf Learner in Inclusive Secondary Education (Certified). Teachers who have both Deaf/hard of hearing learners, as well as hearing pupils in their classroom need additional teaching strategies as well as sign language proficiency. In this program Kentalis provides the Deaf/hard of hearing specific knowledge and teaching skills. The graduates are teachers specialized in providing secondary education to Deaf and hard of hearing learners, as well as hearing learners. Implemented in Tanzania and starting up in Uganda.
The publication "Improving learning outcomes for all: Lessons Learned from capacity building of teachers of the deaf for inclusive classrooms in Tanzania" is based on the experiences collected during this cooperation