Monica Tomlin, who is the school’s educational audiologist, has written a description of how the school is structured to take account of the varying needs of its 200 students with an age range between 4 and 25! The school and staff do everything in their power to ensure that each student receives an education according to their individual needs.
After a very difficult period caused by the ebola crisis, the school is now making good progress again. Below you can read the latest newsletter from the Friends of St Joseph’s.
The Shop in a Box is progressing well as can be seen from information in this newsletter sent out to Friends of St Joseph’s. There is also an article which explains why the children in the school are suffering from a hearing impairment.
At last the long anticipated container full of equipment and supplies, which is also to be used as a shop at the front of the school, has arrived! The children are all very excited.
See the report The students can barely contain their excitement!
Sister Mary has provided an update on the situation at Makeni.
The school is scheduled to re-open on April 14th!
The school has been shut since the start of the crisis but before they all went home the children and staff were given clear instructions about how best to avoid catching the ebola virus. To date none of the staff or children have been affected.
However the real problem for those who escape the ebola virus (or recover from it) is the poverty caused by the crisis. Many businesses have failed and some of the major employers have stopped their business and laid off all their staff. Many families no longer have any income and are really struggling.
Sister Mary and the other Sisters are doing everything they can to assist those families worst affected.
If you wish to help please donate using the Virgin MoneyGiving website in the UK. Already money donated here is making a valuable contribution.
Welcome to the new website for St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Makeni, Sierra Leone.
This is a wonderful school that does great things for all the deaf children who attend.
This website will aim to inform and educate people about the school, the children and the wonderful staff who run it.