Carissa Martos just returned from her trip with the Signing Time Foundation to Ghana in January of 2012. In partnership with Signs of Hope International, the small team visited some of the Deaf Schools throughout the country, worked with their students and teachers in American Sign Language, as well as experience Ghanian Sign Language first hand.
To read her account of the trip, please head over to the Ghana Blog:
To read about Signs Of Hope, International's work in Ghana, and to see why the need to go was so great, please read on.
Life as a Deaf child in Ghana is challenging, particularly without an education. Signs of Hope International "dedicated to the enrichment of life for the Deaf community in Ghana." They help to provide "education and other programs to benefit the Deaf community," and give these children a chance at a better life.
The Signing Time Foundation has visited Ghana with Signs of Hope International before, in 2008. Information about that trip can be found by reading the press-release below by clicking on the quotation below:
More information on the Signing Time trip can also be found by clicking on the photo below, where you can read Rachel's journal about the trip ans ee some wonderful pictures.
Want to help support the work of Signs of Hope International, and help Carissa off to Ghana? If so, please donate to help offset the cost, and help provide funding to the good Sign of Hope International does. Donations can be made through the Paypal Link below, or by sending checks, made out to The Signing Time Foundation, to Carissa.
Donors of $50 or more will also receive their choice of the Limited Edition Pins below: