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In deaf community the greatest challenge is, lack of an established network of deaf persons in the country, this makes it hard for the deaf to push for their agenda .bearing in mind that it’ is a minority group existing in larger hearing community and not in a centralized position, and the fact that deafness is not a shouting problem like blindness or other human challenges.
secondly is the Communication challenge, which directly affects all aspect of human life ; access employment in the hearing community is close to impossibility, access to better higher education is a dream to majority of the deaf especially because there is no any single higher learning institution in East Africa that caters for the deaf person.unreported rape cases for young girls and women ,early pregnancies ,lack of knowledge in issues relating to HIV/AIDS and other health topics Which sums up to increase of poverty level among the Deaf.

One of the solutions to this problem is having the deaf organize themselves in groups
Within the locality they live in, and establishing communication with the larger group working toward a common goal toward solving the problem experienced by the deaf community it’s easier to push for a certain mission while in a larger group than as individual.
Another solution to the economical challenges that the deaf go through is by using and improving the existing skills among themselves to improve the quality of their lives, e.g. we have introduced a tailoring project for the deaf women in eastern Kenya, bearing in mind that most deaf women are familiar with tailoring, we want to specialize on school uniform and seek to look for market in schools, train on new design and specialize on other unique products. This is toward improving the quality of the family Life.

Through pulse wire the deaf community can benefit in several way, one; it connects the hearing community to the hearing challenged without discrimination it can connect the African Deaf to other Deaf persons in the world and share experiences and solution to life challenges ,can learn other methods that has worked for other community and apply it on their community and also learn from each other as well as establish communication network which is lacking in our deaf world by sharing their voice with the world .

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deafplanet's picture

Love this! Bringing deaf

Love this! Bringing deaf people together is a great idea, and using the online community to connnect deaf people worldwide is also awesome!

I would love to talk to you more about your projects x

Ann Gloria's picture

hello

Hi have been going through your website of deafplanet ,great work you doing ,i will keep in touch with what we doing here in Kenya with Deaf persons toward empowerment especially on projects ,my website is on construction will post it to you as soon as it gets ready

keep doing the great work ,you inspire me much to know that its possible so long as their is passion

Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!

Nothing is impossible as long as you are willing to work hard for it -even deaf people like you can succeed in this life if you are strong, united and confident.Am proud of you!

Best Wishes,

Noriah

Dr.Noriah Ismail
Senior Lecturer
Academy of Language Studies
UiTM Segamat Johor
Malaysia

Ann Gloria's picture

thanks Noriah

thanks i really appreciate your word of encouragement ,i love how you have put it (nothing is impossible as long as you willing to work hard ) it reminds me i have to keep on pushing for it THANKS

CoachMarcie's picture

Love it

What a great piece. You are truly a wonderful women and should be quite proud. You go girl! Thanks for the read!

Best,
Marcie

Best,
Marcie

Ann Gloria's picture

thanks Marcie

Wow thanks very much you have really motivated me when i felt like giving up .THANKS

Marti's picture

What a great way to provide

What a great way to provide resources and more community to the deaf! wonderful!

In partnership with you,
Marti

Ann Gloria's picture

Thanks marti

thanks Marti ,am on the process of designing a simple website on some of the activities in deaf community and this way we can exchange more information and advice .i really appreciate your encouragement THANKS

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