Project Wezesha

There are just five school units and five vocational units serving the whole of Kenya.

Two young boys in school uniforms riding a bicycleIn the last two years we've brought them up to standard by providing specialist deafblind teacher training, renovating and constructing new buildings and making sure they are all fully equipped.

In August 2013 the first ever basic school education curriculum for children with deafblindness in Kenya went into print - just in time for the new school year. We've started working with the Kenyan Institute for Education on developing a vocational training curriculum.

There are an estimated 17,000 children and young people with deafblindness in Kenya – far more than can be accommodated by ten units. They either need to be supported in mainstream schools or receive home-based learning.

This year we will start to develop the deafblind units so that they can become a resource from which we can deliver home-based education and, in a landmark decision, the Kenyan government has pledged to provide teachers once we have the centres operational.

To find out how you can support our work in Kenya please phone the Special relationships team on +44 (0)20 7014 9348 or e-mail specialrelationships@senseinternational.org.uk.

You can find out more about this project by reading The Wezesha Story.

First published: Friday 23 August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017