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POOR, RURAL CHILDREN
WHO ARE BORN DEAF

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WHAT CHANCE DOES A RURAL AFRICAN CHILD, WHO IS BORN DEAF, HAVE IN LIFE?
I
f he or she can be educated at Kwa Thintwa School for the Deaf. Every chance

From as early as three years old, children come to this school, founded by the late Archbishop Denis Hurley in 1981. Preference is given to children disadvantaged by poverty.

They come as boarders. Because, if they remain at home in their rural village, there’s no hope of them learning to communicate with the hearing world. No prospect of an education. And no way they’ll gain the skills to enable them to compete in the job market.

Some of the children have families who can pay fees. But many families struggle to pay even something. And some children have nothing – not even parents.

Mbali and Senzo cone from an orphanage. Emmanuel lives with an elderly aunt. And Enoch comes to school with nothing. Caring teachers get together to provide him with clothes, toiletries and stationery.

Like every other upliftment programme in our Archdiocese, Kwa Thintwa school runs on the kindness and donations of good people, like you.

And right now, we’re hoping you’ll be moved to help set up a new language stimulation unit at Kwa Thintwa School.

This is where children aged three years and upwards are introduced to learning through play. It’s a vital step in enabling them to overcome the severe language, communication and emotional development delays in deaf children.

Designed to simulate a normal home, the unit has a kitchen, living area, bedroom and bathroom, with miniature furnishings and appliances. Through play with girl and boy dolls, everyday interactions are brought to life. Little ones learn about food groups, crockery and utensils, garden tools, laundry equipment, insects, animals, and much more.

But the wooden cabin housing the unit has deteriorated to the point where it’s been declared ‘condemned’. It’s structurally dangerous and unsafe to use.

Would you be willing to help replace it, please?

If your answer is ‘yes’, please will you make your donation right now online? Because half the teaching year has already been lost.

Any amount you give now makes a difference to a child at Kwa Thintwa. You’ll help give them what they so desperately need … an education.

And, when you make your gift, please let us know if you have any special intentions you’d like included in our monthly Mass for Mission friends.

May God bless you for your kindness.

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