First High School for Hearing Impaired (FHSHI) (PHL-66)


Type: Health: Disability - Country: Philippines

Brief description and main aims

The First High School for Hearing Impaired (FHSHI) is a high school in Cebu City to serve persons with hearing disabilities since 1982. It offers relevant educational opportunities to persons with disabilities (hearing impaired, visually impaired, those with learning disabilities, the physically handicapped). We have been aiming to get the learners back to school and that they can see it as a place of fun with friendly and fostering atmosphere for learners to be functionally literate.

Main Activities

  • Compile all the conducted activities especially in the speech/language sessions and classes.
  • Train at least 1 to 2 special education teachers to continue its program implementation in speech/ language
  • Organize intercultural activities for the teacher and student

(Note: With the new set up due to pandemic, expect to be exposed in teaching and organizing other activities in an online environment.)

Volunteer tasks

  • Develop/prepare learning materials and visual aids
  • Assist the teachers in daily classes
  • Facilitate sports activities/events for the students and PWD
  • Assist other relevant activities of the organization

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Sociable and can easily mingle with staff, volunteers without prejudices, etc.
  • Independent and requires less supervision
  • Willing to learn sign language
  • Innovative, industrious, adventurous, creative and fun loving

Location

The project is located in San Nicolas, Cebu City.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother).

More Information

Volunteers needed: 1-2

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