VLM’s main project in Ambo is the Ambo Lazarist Deaf Centre, also known as The Ethiopian Deaf Project. This is a collaborative venture between the Irish and Ethiopian VLM and members of the Deaf Community in Ireland. Its mission is to work with the Deaf Community in Ambo, Ethiopia, to assist them in their efforts to establish a Deaf school, vocational skills training centre and a Deaf centre.
Without a local Deaf Centre, the challenges facing the deaf community in Ambo are enormous. The centre will allow better access to education, training and employment. It also offers access to health services which can be a life-saving development for many Deaf people in Ambo.
SCHOOLS IMMERSION PROGRAMME
The Deaf Centre has hosted groups of volunteer students and teachers from both Castleknock College and St. Paul’s Raheny for over five years now. Ambo has benefitted much from the volunteers and the contributions made from both schools during that time. VLM is eager to continue supporting this immersion programme as it is also a valuable experience for the students who participate. Click here to read more…
qualifications or experience related to working with the deaf community nationally or internationally. Placements are available during term-time September to May.