Issue Number 4 2013 Deaf Bulletin

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Achieving universal primary education means more than full enrollment. It encompasses quality education, meaning that all children who attend school regularly learn basic literacy and numeracy skills and complete primary school on time. Without taking into consideration the needs of deaf children and making efforts to ad-dress language and material gaps for deaf , how can we achieve universal education as a country by 2015. Guidelines from UNESCO 2012 suggested that 20% of the state budget and 6% of GDP should be allocated to education. The previous state budget for education mainly funds salaries and there was little investment into areas which contribute to the qualitative aspects of education.

About DZT

Deaf Zimbabwe Trust was formed and registered as a trust in 2012 and began operations in 2013. Initially the organisation was formed to advance the rights of Deaf children.

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