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History of The Silent Horn Foundation in Somalia

Somalia has been without a Central Government since 1991 due to the civil war and all public service have collapsed.

In Somalia, Deaf children have often been ignored and the Deaf has not been too well thought of some members in the circle of families and communities.

In Somalia, the following issues below proved there are so many barriers for the Deaf community in Somalia, therefore, it has been problematic for Deaf schools financially and for the Deaf people to find work in the sector of employment.

The Deaf citizens have been restricted from driving too compared to the system of the United Kingdom where it enables Deaf people to drive. Both Deaf and Hearing children in Somalia need trained teachers and outstanding education. Most of the Deaf people who live in Somalia use SOSL (Somalia Sign Language but not officially recognised).

Some small, private deaf schools have been advocating for the education of deaf children. Unfortunately, there are not any public education services in Somalia which makes this task very difficult for the teachers of Deaf children to fighting the education system.

The governments that have come to power since the start of the civil war have never been able to serve the needs of the Deaf community sufficiently. Because of this, there is no government office that can provide services for Deaf people.

Most schools in Somalia are privately owned and managed locally or by international non-governmental organisations (NGO). They are running by people who mostly are profit-oriented rather than goal-oriented. While thousands of schools that function well have been opened in Somalia during the past decades, there has not been any successful school of the Deaf. However, the few schools were not able to reach their goals; most notable was Borama school for the Deaf located in Somaliland which was established in 1997.

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