Re: [DeafStudies-Africa] MultiLingual Education Network Kenya
That's interesting Jason, please get in touch; we have a growing group of people working at different levels in developing and advocasy on the use of kenyan sign language in education;
I am currently in south sudan and appreciated so much about the information about deaf people in south sudan; i will be here for some time one or two weeks and wanted to see if i would meet them in juba; please if you can get me the contact for the CODA lady or something so i can followup;
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Shane Mwangi <shane.mwangi@...>
> Subject: Re: [DeafStudies-Africa] MultiLingual Education Network Kenya
> Sent: Jun 29 '09 12:55
> Did you get in touch with Kenyan Federation of Deaf Teachers?
> Austine Otieno is the chair - he have a strong interest in
> Linguistics. He is based at Maseno School for the Deaf.
> Evans Namasaka, based at Wajir School for the Deaf, is also interested
> in KSL lingusitcs and promotes KSL as the teaching language.
> Nickson Kakiri, the chair of KNAD, confirms that they promotes KSL.
> of course as you know, the KSL Research Project at University of
> Nairobi promotes KSL as the langauge of instruction in Kenya's deaf
> schools - speak to Washington Akranga there.
> Joel Omondi might have more information as well.
> 2009/6/29 Jason Hopkins <[LINK: mailto:jason_hopkins%40sil.org]
> > I am wondering if there is anyone advocating the use of a natural sign
> > language as the language of education for the Deaf in Kenya. I have
> > seen people promoting the use of signed English, but I have not
> > encountered anyone working in education who promotes the use of a
> > natural sign language. I'm guessing they are out there, I've just not
> > met them yet.
> > I know of a group of people who are working toward a greater use of
> > mother tongue in education in Kenya.
> > As far as I know, the group doesn't have anyone advocating for the
> > They are interested in people who do advocacy work or research in the
> > use of mother tongue education. These folks are really promoting the
> > use of a language that makes sense to the student in schools in Kenya.
> > I think someone representing an agency working for the promotion of
> > language in Kenyan schools would be very welcome, even more so if that
> > person where Kenyan.
> > -Jason