When we re-established SOHI in the fall of 2019, we had no idea that our plans and dreams would be put on hold by a pandemic. These past few years have been difficult ones as we have been in contact with the school, addressing needs, but being unable to meet many of them due to travel restrictions. We have been presented with many barriers. We know how debilitating they can be.
We recognize the barriers that Deaf students in Ghana face every day. They face language and cultural barriers both in their families and communities. They face academic barriers, not always able to have the educational access that they need. Many Deaf children and teenagers in Ghana work hard in their academics and have their own beautiful goals for their future, but are sometimes faced with the barrier of insufficient funding for their schooling. They are forced to put their education on hold until they have the money to continue. For some, that day never comes.
Because of your support for Signs of Hope International, we have been able to still be of service and work for our goal of empowering Deaf students in Ghana. We thank everyone who joined us for our “Signs of Humor” online events, participated in our silent auction, and gave their time, talents, and donations towards our goals at Signs of Hope. Every penny that comes to us goes to the benefit of these students.