Lugha Ishara

Become a deaf inclusion champion today!


MISSION

Transformational development of Deaf Children and Youth.

VISION

To become a deaf inclusion champion today



Why We Exist


  • To Leverage technology-based innovation to achieve Deaf Inclusion
  • Collaborate with key actors (parents, families, teachers, community influencers;medical practitioners) to increase their voice and agency in realisation of Deaf rights
  • Reduce stigma associated with Deafness through advocacy tasks

Lugha-E-Shara


LEA are animated Kenya Sign Language videos scripted in a fun, educational interactive format targeting 0 - 5 years preschoolers and their families. The uniqueness of LEA is the use of Wadi, the first-ever Deaf Cartoon Character in Kenya. Wadi is a 3-year-old Deaf girl and a Sign Language Champion who will be teaching Kenyan Sign Language


Baby Signing Events.


These are child-friendly events for families with deaf children curated to provide a space to grow, learn, and make new friends. The events range from baby signing competition, baby signing festival, and baby signing family fun day. These events are also open to families with an objective to provide an integrated space and break down sign language learning myths.


Deaf Hub.


Designed to provide space for Deaf children and their parents to meet, share, and learn together. The meetings are scheduled twice per month and on a needs basis. We host sign language classes, psychosocial sessions, learning, and loving session, and a prototype center for animations and other innovations. The Hub is located at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital-Muthaiga.