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First distance learning course in deafblindness launched in Uganda

25 June 2014

Josephine Akiru

Sense International Uganda is launching the first distance learning certificate course in deafblindness for teachers and community based workers. The Programme of Certificate in Deafblindness and MSI was established in partnership with Kyambogo University and Kentalis International.

The year-long course aims to help professionals who work with deafblind children to respond to their learning needs and enable them to access the curriculum. Teachers and support workers will learn how to encourage the use of a child's residual vision and hearing and to develop their communication skills. They will train in practical teaching strategies and receive advice on supporting mobility and orientation skills.

Josephine Akiru, Director of Sense International Uganda, said:

"We are really excited to be launching the first distance certificate course for deafblindness in Uganda at Kyambogo University in partnership with Kentalis International. We hope that it will offer professionals the necessary tools to help children overcome their daily challenges and reach their full potential."

Thirty teachers and community based workers working in different parts of the country will start the course in August this year.


First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019