GOTNI’s Dr Linus Okorie to speak to deaf students at S-DELI’s Outreach in Abuja
Leadership expert and founder of Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI), Dr. Linus Okorie is going to be speaking to deaf students of the UBE School for the deaf, Kuje, Abuja in an outreach organized by Save the Deaf and Endangered Languages Initiative (S-DELI).
S-DELI is a Non-Governmental Organization from Imo state that is focused on ensuring that voices of the deaf community in Nigeria are heard in order to help them fully explore and contribute their potentials in the socioeconomic development of the country.
The program will run from the 15th to the 20th of February, 2016 with another to hold in Imo state where the Initiative started (22 – 24 February).
Also expected during the outreach is Ann Swanson, a special education expert from the New Mexico school for the deaf, USA.
The outreach will be a Medical and capacity development outreach. The purpose is to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education and services to the students and also equip them with skills needed to be successful after school.
During a previous outreach organized by the organization at the School for the Deaf, Imo state, the organization realized that a lot of the students had various medical challenges ranging from eye defects (caused by straining their eyes to see their teachers [in overcrowded classes] during lessons since they can only communicate with their eyes and hands) and untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The team also discovered that some of the students had early sexual debuts while others have been sexually abused in the past.
The organizers are calling on volunteers to help during the outreaches in Abuja and Owerri. Both health and non-health professionals are invited to volunteer.
If you are interested to volunteer, reach out to Onyeka on 08038324731.