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Published On: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015

Somaliland:First Lady Donates 30 Laptops to Togdheer School of Deaf

DSC_0242By Goth Mohamed Goth

Burao-Somaliland First Lady Amina Sheik Mohamed Jirde today handed at least 30 laptops and one printer to Burao School of deaf focused on empowering them with skills and training through education so as to better serve their community in the future.

Also addressing the handover ceremony were members of the national deaf association stated the challenges facing the school and for the need to establish a fully-fledged training center for deaf students aimed at providing training in Computer Courses, Typewriting, English and Various Vocational Skills so as to provide a platform to deaf girls to show their talents, and confidence.

The committee stated that the amount of $50,000 would be need to establish such facility and that local businessmen had already pledged to contribute $20,000 but lacked the remaining $30,000 , this prompted the Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon Hersi Ali Haji Hassan speaking on behalf of the current administration to pledge to contribute the reminder $30,000.

Lastly the hearing impaired students presented certificates of appreciation to the First Lady Amina Mohamed Sheik Jirde and the Minister in Charge of Presidential Affairs Hon Hersi Ali Haji Hassan.

On the other hand the First Lady visited the Togdheer home of less fortunate children and orphanage to inspect the ongoing construction of a new building, the first lady donated $100 towards the building on behalf of the government.

 

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