The child club for Deaf children after school, named "Shining," started at Maebashi-shi, Gunma Prefecture, north from Tokyo in April. The club after school specialized in Deaf children is the first in the prefecture, managed by a non-profit organization by parents.
The child club is located only hundreds of meters away from the Prefecture School for the Deaf. The Deaf children and their parents are happy because, they say, "The place where even all except for the school allows the children play using sign language together."
There is the only one school for the Deaf in the prefecture, and the service after school for a Deaf child was almost impossible. Therefore many parents had to quit the job or to find time to pick up their child.