In the rural villages of Honduras, Deaf children do not have any options to receive a good education. Their parents can choose to put them in the hearing school in the village, but typically that is not effective as the Deaf child has no way of understanding the teacher. Not only that, most Deaf in the rural villages have very minimal sign language skills, and therefore they are not able to communicate efficiently with schoolmates or teachers. Even more devastating, they struggle to communicate with their own families.
The only school for the Deaf in the northern coast of Honduras is in the city of La Ceiba, where Signs of Love headquarters is located. In this school, Emilia D’Cuire, Signs of Love has provided a teacher to the Deaf who is able to properly and effectively instruct these children in their own language (LESHO).
We have recently become aware of at least 3 Deaf children (possibly even 6), who live about an hour outside of the city whose parents want them to have the opportunity to receive a good education at Emilia D’Cuire. However, these families are very poor and do not have the funds necessary for transportation to and from school. We feel as though our class is not quite complete without them!
The cost for transportation for each child is approximately 700 USD per school year. Therefore, for all 6 children, we would need to raise approximately 4,200 USD. If we are able to raise this money, these precious ones would be given an opportunity to: learn their own language, interact with other Deaf children, and receive an education that is conducive to their specific needs.
Please help complete our class by getting these children to school!!
Mail Checks to Signs of Love, PO Box 3852, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Be sure and write “school” in the memo line!