Building an online educational platform for the deaf - Narrow The Gap Community Program
1. Organization introduction
- Name: Hear.Us.Now.
- Established year: 6/2014
- Address: 42 Dang Dung, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
- Representative: Le Dinh Hieu
- Title: Project founder

2. Project proposal:
- Implementation period: 01/07/2016 - 31/12/2016 (May be extended until March 31, 2017)

Project Beneficiaries:
Currently, the project is directly serving nearly 100 hearing-impaired people, including 2 main groups:
- Children with hearing loss are attending secondary school at special schools (from 8-18 years old)
- Adults with hearing impairments are participating in activities at specialized clubs. For these students, the requirement to participate is the ability to read, write, and understand Vietnamese fluently.
All of them live in HCMC.

Challenges in the beneficiary community:
- The community of deaf people has the same need to learn English & Informatics as everyone else.
- The community of the hearing impaired is also able to absorb this knowledge normally, as long as they have a suitable transmission channel.

Project activities:
- Build an online educational platform with regular English, Informatics, and Science curriculum designed to suit the learning needs of the deaf community.
- Create a totally free educational resource for the 2.7 million deaf people in Vietnam; thereby, contributing to facilitate the integration and contribute to the society of this community better.

Long-term goal:
- Build a free online educational resource to provide English, Informatics, and Common Science for at least thousands of hearing-impaired people in Vietnam.
- For English: equipping the hearing impaired to read and write English at A2 level according to the Common European Framework for Reference (CEFR, Common European Framework for Reference). This is the standard for you to attend Universities and Colleges in Vietnam.
- Informatics subject: equipping the deaf with IT skills equivalent to A level, Vietnam National Certificate. We use the foundation of the curriculum of Orphan Impact, an NPO organization in the United States (registered under the 501c3 standard), which has successfully disseminated IT to thousands of orphans in Vietnam.
- Once the online education platform is fully built, we expect to be able to reach 10% of the total of 2.7 million deaf people (270,000 people) across Vietnam. In parallel, with this online education platform, the project maintains traditional classroom models, organizes additional seminars to train and support other units to join.

Short-term goal:
- Direct product in 6 months:
+ Building a set of 120 lessons including video clips combining English and informatics teaching, and sharing common knowledge, using Vietnamese subtitles and Sign Language.
+ Deploy an online platform for deaf people to learn from these lectures and be monitored and assessed for full progress.
- Direct products in 24 months:
The project builds a basic English program, spanning 100 weeks, based on Vietnamese textbooks, but in a vivid visual method with the assistance of information technology to help deaf people. understand the post better.
- Direct product for 5 years:
An educational universalization program for children with hearing impairment to master their knowledge by teaching them IT and English.

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