Giving Back To Community - Zambia (GBC-Zambia) is dedicated to improving the lives of deaf children in Zambia.
We believe that the key to unlocking a deaf child’s future is acquiring language at the earliest age possible. GBC-Zambia works to promote culturally-based, community-engaged, and innovative approaches to advance the opportunities of deaf children and their families. GBC-Zambia works with the Zambian government and community organizations to support all Deaf children and their families in order to ensure they have access to high-quality education and community support to live their lives fully.
IMPROVING ACCESS TO RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
One challenge for parents of Deaf and hard of hearing infants is to find accurate, research-based information to help their deaf infants gain access to language. During this critical period of their lives, parents need support and guidance as they make choices on how to raise their deaf child. GBC-Zambia works to help parents find answers to critical questions such as:
Some Facts About Zambia
Zambia Population (Unicef 2011)
Zambians Under the Age 14
Orphans in Zambia (Unicef 2011)
Life Expectancy in Zambia
Zambian government spends 2% of the GDP on education (UN)
The average child’s education in Zambia (CIA Factbook)
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