June 1, 2016
The children enjoy a snack.
There are not much facilities designed for Deaf children yet nationwide.
The "Shining Stars," the club for the Deaf children, where they spend time after school, opened in Maebashi-shi, Gunma Prefecture, north from Tokyo, in April, this year. It is located in a house in the uptown where it is about one kilometer away from the Prefecture School for the Deaf.
The staff are providing for careful guidance aiming at improvement of communication ability among the children.
The non-profit organization corporation the "Shining Stars" consisting of the parents in the prefecture manages the club. They had a trial management for one year since last year with help from a private support group. They were granted by the Prefecture following the Child Welfare Law to start a service for Deaf children this spring.