Friends of St Josephs School for the Hearing Impaired

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Teko House Spring Lane,West Bergholt
Colchester,Essex
CO6 3HJ

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1142397

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For children in Sierra Leone, education is not always an easy thing to come by. 

But for children with hearing impairments, it’s even harder.

St Joseph’s school provides children and with the opportunity they need to take their rightful place within society. though an education which brings the chance for a brighter future. 

For over 30 years, the school has provided children on the very margins of society the chance to go to school – despite war, Ebola, and the daily challenges of operating in one of the world's poorest countries. Our students, staff and teachers strive to challenge the stigma of hearing impairment, not just at school but across the wider community. 

Though the school receives some teaching salaries from the government of Sierra Leone, much of the day to day cost of running St Joseph's is funded through the generous donations of supporters like you.
Key Facts
  • Care & education is provided for over 250 hearing impaired students aged 3 to 18, who are often marginalized or rejected from thier communties.
  • There are 90 boarders.
  • The school provides academic education & skills training that allow students to become active members of the working world, as well as an abundance of love, care and support.
  • Finances are difficult. Most students are from very poor backgrounds.
  • Donations enable the school to assess hearing loss, provide hearing aids, train staff and upgrade facilities.
  • All money raised goes towards the support of the students. The school is externally audited annually. Donors’ money is well accounted for.

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