Friends Of St Josephs School For The Hearing Impaired Makeni Sierra Leone

Junior Secondary Education for Hearing Impaired

To develop provision for junior secondary education for the hearing impaired students within the existing campus of St Joseph's School for the Hearing Impaired.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1142397)

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An inclusion programme with St Joseph’s Secondary mainstream school was set up to allow students with hearing impairments to continue onto secondary education. Despite being initially accompanied with a qualified teacher from St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired pupils began to noticeably struggle. Overcrowded classrooms coupled with poor teaching practices in the mainstream school were a major contribution.


There are currently three classes of students who are working on the Junior Secondary School curriculum at St Joseph's School but this is creating a severe shortage of classrooms. The existing provision for nursery and primary children will be developed by building 5 extra classrooms to complete the quadrangle within that block. This will then release the necessary classroom space required to allocate classrooms for a small dedicated junior secondary school department.