The First High School for Hearing Impaired (FHSHI) is a high school in Cebu City that teaches people with hearing disabilities since 1982. Currently there are limited colleges or even government schools that offer relevant educational opportunities to people with disabilities such as hearing impairment, visuall impairment, physical impairment and learning disabilities.
FHSHI commits itself in offering education to children with special needs through relevant life long learning skills, allowing them to have equal opportunities. All teachers use an active learning process employing the cooperative learning procedure, all in sign languages. Computers are connected to the web, which makes students more interested. We work to engage more children and make them understand that school is a fun, friendly and fostering place.
Our main aims are to:
Apply appropriate speech/ language practices that maximize the residual hearing of the students
Increase the students’ vocabulary and comprehension skills to enhance learning capabilities
Help promote learning opportunities through cultural exchange programs and activities.
The provision of education to PWD is at the heart of PADS, and we are proud to support such an institution.
The project's main activities are:
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.
The volunteer is expected to:
Develop/prepare learning materials and visual aids
Assist the teachers in daily classes
Facilitate sports activities/ events for the students and PWD
Assist the staff/ trainers/facilitators in volunteer preparation activities
Assist the staff in the daily office work like development of promotional materials like print, audio and video presentations
Assist other relevant activities of the organization
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer must:
be flexible, open minded and able to adapt to local life situations
be sociable and easily able to mingle with Official, staff, volunteers without prejudice, etc.
be committed to regular updates/reporting/monitoring through mobile, online communication
be independent and require little supervision
be willing to learn sign language/ or knowledgeable in sign language is advantage
be innovative, industrious, adventurous, creative and fun loving
Macopa St. Basak. 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).