Philanthropy

10% of profits are donated to Deaf schools in developing nations, to bring indigenous Sign Languages to those who otherwise have no language.

The World Health Organisation estimates that up to 6% of the global population has a disabling hearing loss… in 2018 that meant around 466 million people.

And of those millions of deaf people, the World Deaf Federation estimates approximately 80% do not receive an education in any language.

In many places, the quickest and cheapest way to ensure deaf people are able to acquire language, communicate with their family and friends, and benefit from community is by teaching them (and their personal network) a Sign Language. However, in many countries there is no recognised Sign Language, nor schools who teach in one. For example, in Cambodia authorities estimate there are approximately 1,500 Deaf who use Cambodian Sign Language. But extrapolating from the percentages above (6%), there is likely to be around 804,000 people who have disabling hearing losses. That means only around 0.18% of the deaf people in Cambodia have an effective means of communication.

These videos below from a documentary filmed by BBC4 show the life of 15 year old Patrick in Uganda. They demonstrate how isolating it can be to be deaf in countries without Sign Language education, and how effectively and quickly Sign Languages can change a life.

Because of the great need, and the cost effectiveness of teaching Signed Languages, LearnLanguagesFast.com is committed to assisting a variety of organisations in their aim to facilitate the provision of Sign Language education and formal education to the deaf peoples of the world. Our money is made by referring you to different books and products. We will never taint a review to gain an affiliate fee. However, we will provide referrals to products and services that we may not use. Whether we use the product or not will be made clear in the review. If you would like to support the development of Sign Language education around the globe, please consider purchasing through our affiliate links.

 

*”Hearing loss and deafness: Normal hearing and impaired hearing”, accessed 7 June, 2018, PubMed Health, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0089568/