Please share your initiatives!
Language Before Literacy aims to bring together colleagues working on local Sign Language first education and other communication strategies for young Deaf Learners in developing countries. Several colleagues recommended that gathering and posting a list of initiatives by country could kick start our community.
Please note that all contributions will be moderated before posting on this site. We will not post your contact information, but do request you include your email address so that we can follow up with you if needed. Feel free to submit multiple initiatives from your organization.
|eKitabu||Kenya||Studio KSL is an eKitabu innovation that develops accessible Early Grade reading materials in Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) to Support communication skills as a pathway to literacy for Deaf children||https://www.ekitabu.com/studioksl/|
|Royal Dutch Kentalis||Tanzania and Uganda||Over the past 5 years, we have been developing a toolkit for teachers which includes a resource book and training to support them in teaching reading to young deaf children||https://www.kentalis.com/reading-project-method-develop-literacy-skills-young-deaf-children-africa|
|Royal Dutch Kentalis||Nepal||Itinerant service provision||https://www.kentalis.com/node/2527|
|Royal Dutch Kentalis||Uganda||Bachelor of inclusive deaf education (BIBE)||https://www.kentalis.com/node/2337|
|Royal Dutch Kentalis||Tanzania||Sign language clubs in inclusive secondary schools||https://www.kentalis.com/node/2334|
|Royal Dutch Kentalis||Netherlands||An exploratory study on understanding the challenges of special education teachers of DHH migrant children||https://www.kentalis.com/node/2341|
|Lugha Ishara||Kenya||Lugha Ishara is an edtech company that tackling language deprivation through a language development center that facilitates the easy quick acquisition of child friendly KSL at home and school for Deaf children (0-12 years)||https://www.lughaishara.org|
|Deaf Child Worldwide||India||Evaluating programmes for deaf children during a pandemic||https://www.ndcs.org.uk/deaf-child-worldwide/deaf-child-worldwide-blog/sharing-through-drawing/|
|Deaf Child Worldwide||Uganda||Parent support groups of 300 parents of deaf children.The parents receive deaf awareness training and they learn sign language to improve communication and language skills.||https://www.ndcs.org.uk/deaf-child-worldwide/partner-with-us/the-national-association-of-parents-of-deaf-children/|
|Team Canada Healing Hands||Guatemala||Over the last 3 years, we have been providing teacher training for teachers working with Deaf students in 2 schools in the Alta Verapez region of the country. We are currently working with them to develop a literacy program for the students and their community.||https://www.tchh.org|