Deaf Vietnamese students visit private school for the Deaf in Tokyo

The eleven Deaf university students from Vietnam visited a private school for Deaf children in Tokyo on February 23, saying, "We want to use what we have observed educational facilities in Japan when we return to Vietnam".

In Vietnam, because Deaf children are usually taught mainly at a hearing school it is difficult for them to understand the classes. So, the Nippon Foundation located in Tokyo started an educational program with the use of sign language at junior and high school levels in 2000. Presently over 40 Deaf students have received the education.

These visiting students are the first group to receive the program and will be a primary teacher in their country in the future.

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