Deaf Education & Development





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Location: Karen, Nairobi

Total Budget: $57,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

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Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf is a Public Institution started in 1990 as initiative of The Kenya Society for the Deaf Children (K.S.D.C). It was the first (Pioneer) and serves the whole of East Africa and I.G.A.A.D Region, with students from other countries like Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Mozambique. It is the highest Vocational Institution for Deaf Youth to train in Technical Courses (TIVET) in Kenya and the only Tertiary Technical Training outlet for deaf students. The Deaf Youth need special attention so as to integrate them into the main economic mainstream of a developing economy. High quality technical Education is one of proven avenues opens to gear this drive. The focus is to provide the deaf with beneficial and meaningful education and which will further empower them with the tangible and relevant "Technical Skills" for Formal or Self Employment", and further integrate them into the mainstream society, taking into consideration their "Special needs" and potentials. The proposed project seeks to expand education and economic opportunities to deaf students, Provide Fresh and reliable water Supply and improve on their infrastructure and foster safety through improving their dorms and feeding facility.

Library - Deaf students deserve the opportunity to become literate in all the ways they are capable. Reading and writing are especially crucial for one whose world is narrowed because of hearing losses. Literacy can enable such a person to exchange information and ideas, and develop relationships that would otherwise be out of reach. The project involves establishing a library to help break down communication barriers, improve literacy levels, encourage positive attitudes towards books, and welcoming havens for intellectual and imaginative endeavors.

Borehole: The Institute relies on mobile water trucks that are hired to bring in water. The Centre needs a borehole urgently. Coca cola Kenya is committed to contribute a partial support if we get more donors on board.

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf is in full pursuance of this objective with a vision of becoming a "Center of Excellence" for the "Deaf and to nurture creativity and innovation among the Hearing Challenged in this Country. As the saying goes "Disability is not inability". Partner with us into this partnership for the prosperity of the marginalized "Hearing Challenged Youth".


Water distribution to the user points

Installation of Water Tanks

Drip Irrigation x3

Green Houses installation x3

Training on (Water Resource Management, Drip Irrigation and Green Houses)

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Karen-Nairobi

Primary Contact: Protus Lumiti

Email: protus@nyumbani.org

Primary International Partner

District: 5300

Rotary Club of: Claremont

Primary Contact: Dennis Smith

Email: dsmith@thesmithgroup.org

Project Status

Need $3,067
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Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Karen-Nairobi (9212)





Claremont (5300)





Las Vegas (5300)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation




Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)




Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,400 with $1,400 DDF by Melanie Muldowney of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, District 5300.

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