Adapting of Parent Awareness Program to the Lebanese context

Professionals from the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (FAID) in Lebanon, will be trained by Kentalis experts in the method Parental Awareness Program. This enables the staff of FAID to support the Syrian parents of deaf and hard of hearing children in the refugee camps.

Emmie Wienhoven

Reading Coaches not only know the theory and methods for teaching reading to Deaf learners, they are also equipped with the skills to train and coach teachers. Project manager Emmie Wienhoven writes in her blog about her experiences as project manager of the reading project. 

Donation CEO Henk Bakkker

At his farewell reception, former CEO Henk Bakker, asked instead of gifts a donation for reading books for deaf children in Tanzania.

Seasonal greetings

We hope to see you in 2019 at … the 3rd International Conference on Teaching Deaf Learners in Haarlem!

Blog Emmie Wienhoven

"Imagine a training" is the titel of the first blog from Kentalis project manager Emmie Wienhoven, who highlights the prerequisites and supporting strategies within the Reading project that are pivotal to it’s success.

Certificates Burkina Faso

Kentalis International’s abstract with the title: Mission Accomplished?! Tailor Made Training In Burkina Faso submitted  to the 17th Deafblind International World Conference to be held 12 – 16 August 2019 Australia is approved!  The theme of the conference is : Sharing the knowledge to ACT: Accessibility. Communication. Technology. "Now is your time to ACT!".

Henk Bakker benoemd tot Officier

The CEO of Royal Dutch Kentalis, Mr Henk Bakker, gave his farewell after working for the organization for seventeen years. On this occasion, Kentalis organized a symposium, where latest research findings on deaf education, language and cognition were shared.  

Launch BIDE

On the 6th of November Kentalis International and Ugandan Martyrs University launched their cooperation in a new BIDE program in Uganda. This is a three year Bachelor Degree program in Inclusive Secondary Education for the Deaf.T his Ba program will fill the need for special trained teachers in inclusive settings in Uganda.

Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education Edited by Harry Knoors and Edited by Marc Marschark Perspectives on Deafness

We are proud to introduce the new release: Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education, Perspectives on Deafness. Edited by Kentalis expert Harry Knoors PH.D. and Marc Marschark PH.D.

Oscar Dekker

From February 1 onwards, Royal Dutch Kentalis has a new CEO. His name is Mr Oscar Dekker. Together with Mrs Katja Hoorn, Mr Oskar Dekker will form the Board of Direction. 

Mr Dekker will follow up Mr Henk Bakker who retired at the end of 2018.

We welcome Mr Dekker to Kentalis and look forward to introduce him to our international work.


Theater performance In touch

A unique Russian theater performance comes to the Netherlands. 'In Touch' captures the real stories of deafblind and hearing people, told through an eclectic style of spoken, signed and physical theatre. The show explores the emotional rollercoaster of being human, how we each navigate our lives and what happens when these two very different worlds collide and unite.

Coalition for Global Hearing Health

Kentalis participates at the 9th International Conference of Coalition for Global Hearing Health (CGHH) that will be held October 26-28, 2018 at the University of  Cape Town, South Africa.