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Lydia graduates in pioneer deafblindness course

22 December 2016

Lydia Namakyika is one of the three 1st class graduates of the Certificate course in Deafblindness and Multi-Sensory Impairments at Kyambogo University, Department of Special Needs Education.

Lydia with a deafblind girl and her familyShe has graduated with a 4.66 GPA and is among the 27 special needs educators that Sense International Uganda has sponsored. She currently teaches at Buckley High School, unit of the deafblind, in Iganga district, Eastern Uganda. Completing the course will enable her and her fellow graduates to improve the education they are providing to children with deafblindness whilst working to promote the inclusion of each child in all aspects of society.

Among the topics learned on the course were  how to identify the categories of deafblindness, how to teach communication and social skills,  what the different service providers for persons with deafblindness are in Uganda, how to empower parents of children with deafblindness, and how to help children to develop mobility and orientation skills.

The one year program ran from August 2014 to September 2015.

A girl experiencing a dirt hole

A girl with a walking frame

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017