During a UBC International Service Learning summer placement, Nidhi Joseph and Ooi Koon Peng travelled to Uganda to work on literacy programs with a community library. During their placement they built a relationship with the Good Samaritan School for the Deaf and have since created a strong partnership with the school, contributing to efforts to promote social change in a country that highly stigmatizes deafness. They speak about their experiences in Uganda and the successes and challenges they have experienced working with a deaf community through community service learning.
Nidhi is a 4th year Biopsychology major, and Koon Peng is a 3rd year Honours Economics and Math major. In addition to their studies at UBC both now take sign language classes.
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