PACT Omega, an international NGO based in Kenya, has given sh27m to Gulu Deaf Association for a three-month sign language training of the deaf in the IDP camps in Gulu district.
The district rehabilitation officer, Bernard Ocen, told journalists in his office on Monday that the project, which began on July 22, would end on February 22, 2006 and would be extended to other camps in Gulu.
â€œWe have selected 50 deaf persons who are undergoing the three-month Training of Trainers (TOT) on sign language promotion in the district,â€ Ocen said.
He said after the training, 23 deaf persons would be picked to train the deaf in various sub-counties and camps.
Ocen said the association was given three motorcycles and sign language dictionaries for the training.
He added that most deaf persons in the district did not know sign language, so they missed developmental programmes in the sub-counties.
Kenyan NGO aids Gulu deaf