Mountain 2 Mountain via Crowdrise
December 14, 2011
BENEFITING: Mountain 2 Mountain
Brick by brick we're building a community for the deaf population in Afghanistan. Starting in Kabul with a security wall, a primary school, and a secondary school - each brick further solidifies the importance of a home and a center of learning for the deaf as they work to develop their own culture and place within Afghanistan.
Please spread the word and get involved. It takes a community to build a community! Be part of ours and theirs.
Approximately 10,000 deaf children live in Afghanistan. Most live without any communication with the hearing world.
Mountain2Mountain believes the members of the deaf community in Afghanistan can generate solutions from within. We work with the Afghan National Association for the Deaf (ANAD) to teach qualified teachers to sign.
Thanks to a 5 acre land donation from the Karzai government in April 2010, plans are underway to break ground in late 2012 for the first ever K-12 boys and girls school for the deaf in Kabul for ANAD, with a teacher training program that will seed future schools in other communities.
The land is secured and the security wall surrounding it is finished. We're ready to build a school! We need your help to build a community and a home for Afghan's deaf!