Our work is focused on the Global South and addresses local needs. The listings below are examples of projects we are implementing.
Where we work
Aruba: early childhood development and itinerant care
There is only one cluster-2 school in Aruba, called Scucha Nos. It specializes in educating children who have cochlear implants. Recently, the school has been given the responsibility to expand its services to include children with developmental language disorders as well as providing support to deaf or hard-of-hearing children who attend other schools on the island.
Ethiopia: teaching literacy to deaf children
Kentalis International Foundation has been working in Ethiopia for several years. One of our projects involved creating a sign language observation list for primary schools in Ethiopia. With a solid commitment to creating a lasting impact, Kentalis is pleased to receive the request from Bahir Dar University to expand its curriculum to include specializations in special needs and inclusive
Kenya: sign language assessment tool
Kentalis International Foundation and eKitabu, Kenya, share a common goal of enhancing the literacy skills of Deaf children. eKitabu achieves this by creating digital stories in Sign Language in EPUBs reading books, while Kentalis focuses on developing deaf-specific teaching methods. We have collaborated successfully in the past, thanks to our complementary work.
Uganda: master trainers Reading Method
We have been working towards enhancing early literacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in Uganda. Over the years, we have trained several local coaches and published a toolkit for primary school teachers in Uganda. To ensure that this toolkit is accessible to as many educators as possible, Kentalis International Foundation has partnered with the national curriculum authority in Uganda to
Uganda: inclusive secondary education
In Uganda, deaf secondary-level students have two options: attend a school for the Deaf or be included in mainstream schools. However, there has been a gap in specialized teacher training for deaf education at the secondary school level. To address this, Kentalis International Foundation is supporting the development of a Bachelor's and postgraduate course on inclusive deaf education.