This year just under a million children in Uganda sat the Primary Leaving Examination to mark the end of their studies at Primary School. Children who are deaf score the lowest grades.

Hearing loss inevitably leads to profound communication difficulties, withdrawal, loss of confidence and social marginalisation unless special services are put in place from a pre-school age.  With the support our donors provide, HUGS is helping the teachers at St Francis de Sales stop the process of silent withdrawal and turn it into confidence and opportunity. If you are ever lucky enough to visit the school, you will see immediately how the children are far from marginalised; they brim with enthusiasm and demand attention. 

 We believe, it will not be long until these children are scoring the ‘Division 1’ passed they deserve.