Thailand – Education for hearing-impaired children

UNESCO works to expand opportunities for deaf children and youth in rural Thailand.

In Thailand, there are approximately 150.000 people who were either born deaf or who became so before they had a chance to develop verbal skills. While thousands of deaf children now attend schools, countless others do not, many of them from ethnic minorities. By receiving training in early education and sign language, indigenous deaf people can now feel they are a valuable resource with local knowledge. Their new sign language skills and motivation become the means to improve the lives of other deprived and isolated deaf children and youths around them.

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