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Weʼre raising £200 to to fund a Rwanda deaf child to attend a hearing impairment school for a year

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Can you imagine a child with a disability being treated like vemon, being told they are no use, by strangers and even their parents. Even disabilities like Archies - Deafness- deafness doesn't always mean they cant hear anything, it varies from a small loss to a total loss. Just because a child has deafness doesnt mean they cant do anything and arent worth the time investing in. We know that but sadly others dont. Today archie had 2 people visit his HIU (hearing impairment unit)at school, they were excited to see how the HIU works to children with deafness. Let me tell you about them. They were from Rwanda, a place in Africa about the size of wales. Rwanppa goverment dont support children with disabilities, they think they are a waste of investing their money. So they only fund main stream schools, children with disabilities are given a choice you either attend that school or you dont. The children really want to go to school so they go but many of them have to leave because they are not given the support they need to get through. Those with mobility issues are helped by their friends carrying them, those who are blind are helped with their ability to hear but those who are deaf get no support because no one knows how to sign and they dont want to learn. These guys saw that while they were teaching in schools so they decided to set up a school for deaf children. Including their school there are only 4 schools for deaf children in Rwanda today. When the guys set up the school it was just a hut with bucket for a toliet and no clean water. The guys worked for 2 years with no income teaching 31 children. Then they were lucky enough to be found by a uk charity who offered to rebuild the school and it looks amazing! Well compared to what it was nothing like our schools, they now have 9 staff and over 140 children. However sadly the Rwanda goverment still wont fund these schools so for children to attend their parents have to pay as its the only way the school can be funded. It costs the families around 3500 rand which is approximately £200 but its alot of money to those families, its like thousands. Rwanda has many families that can afford this but equally there are many that cant and because of this those children cant attend school, they are continued to be made feel worthless. One mother appartnely laughed when she was approached to allow her child to attend the school, she said "him, school, he is useless, waste of space, take him!" Children who attend this school stay as a residential pupil for the term then return home for the holiday. It breaks my heart knowing these children are being treated like this for something they cant help and i know especially with Archie, he has proven it, that with the right support you can thrive and do well. Just because you have a deafness doesnt mean you are unless and worthless. This school, those guys teach these children that they are special, they are worth peoples time and that they can learn new skills and communciation. The school teaches them sign language basic maths and english and crafting skills which will enable them to work in the future. Nobody should be made to feel like they dont deserve a chance to be better to be greater. The school is also educating and teaching parents that deafness isnt something to be ashamed of and teaches them sign language so they can communicate with their child. Archie and myself with your help would really like to help them change this view of deafness in Rwanda. We would like to sponsor at least 1 child to get into the school for a year. So we need to raise at least £200, if we can raise more then that means more children can be sponsored. So Archie has said he will give up his tablet for 1 week in exchange of sponsors. Anyone that knows Archie will know this is a huge thing for him. Im not looking forward to his withdrawals hahahaha. Once fundraising is over Archie will present the cheque to his teacher of deaf for her to take over to the school in Rwanda. If you would like to know more about the school here is a link xx
https://nyabihucenterforthedeaf.weebly.com

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    • Jackie White

      Jackie White

      Dec 6, 2018

      Good luck x

    • Hanna Bowran-Pavey

      Hanna Bowran-Pavey

      Dec 6, 2018

      Good luck in reaching your target Archie! We’re really proud of you. Love Hanna, Tom, Ruby and Lucy xxx

      £10.00

    • Debbie

      Debbie

      Dec 5, 2018

      Archie...you are an amazing little boy...love you.xx💙

      £20.00

    • Vania Moco

      Vania Moco

      Dec 5, 2018

      Great initiative Archie, you have a heart as big as your mumma 😘😘😘From V+R and Y & C x x x

      £25.00

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