Foto’s Blog: Foto at a Kenyan Sign Language School

Dec 6, 2010   //   Foto's Blog, Kenya, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Foto at a Kenyan Sign Language School

NEW Phodographer Paul Blair in Mombasa, Kenya November 2010

Paul is a Peace Corps volunteer. He says he’s “serving as a teacher in Mombasa, Kenya, a pretty big city near the equator along the coast of the Indian Ocean. I’ve been teaching for two years using Kenyan Sign Language in the subjects of Art, English, Math, and Computers. All of my students are Deaf, and range in age from 6 to 30. I’m happy to say that I’ve put Dog Meets World to use and boy I wish I had done it sooner, because the kids loved it!

I have taken many photos in my time here, and have become accustomed to the students always wanting printouts, which I cannot possibly accommodate myself, since I take so many pictures. The times that I do print some of my photos in town, the students who don’t get their own pictures become jealous, so the Dog Meets World project really made a difference for them, since it allowed me print out all their pictures instantly as they watched to make them all happy!

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