Karonga School for the Deaf
When FEPAC was introduced to this project the school was in great need of our help. They have 58 pupils and had only 2 classrooms, with the remainder of their lessons taking place in dilapidated tents. Whilst the boys had a simple dormitory, the girls slept on the floor of a local Women’s Guild. There were no staff houses so all the teachers and staff had to commute over 8 kilometres each way daily.
Over the last 2 years FEPAC has funded the construction of a classroom block, a dormitory for the girls, a dining room and kitchen, a teacher’s house and a water storage tower. FEPAC has also provided specialised equipment such as hearing aids, an audiometer and 3 otoscopes as well as assisting with visits from audiologists to test the children’s hearing and train the school’s teachers.
FEPAC also purchased furniture for all the new buildings which was made by past students from the vocational training courses.