|Escuela de Sordos kids|
"The sale of these items then provides much needed funds to run the school and purchase teaching tools," said Dr. Delkamille from UNO's Department of Special Education.
Though the Republic of Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America it is among one of the poorest. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 48 percent of the population in Nicaragua live below the poverty line and 79.9 percent of the population live with less than $2 per day.
It comes as no surprise that the living conditions are obstacles of learning but there is even more to the story, according to Dr. Delkamiller, "Largely due to unsanitary conditions in Nicaragua, the rate of deafness is much higher there than in the United States. With a new Nicaraguan Sign Language that is less than 30 years old, very minimal teacher training and limited materials, education for deaf/hard of hearing children in Nicaragua continues to be barely adequate."
population-we™ staffers proudly supports this humanitarian effort and encourages those who can to buy a "Pottery of Hope." Sale items will include pottery pieces, small size for $12 and larger pieces for $45, as well as jewelry and wooden puzzle boxes.
|Samples of pottery that will be for sale|
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 9
- Time: 2 to 5 p.m
- Place: Jewish Community Center of Omaha Art Gallery
333 S. 132nd Street (on the West side of 132nd, between Pacific and Dodge)
Enter through the main entrance by the flags
"So, please take a few minutes to stop by and check out the beautiful pottery. Profits from every purchase go directly to the school," Dr. Delkamiller said. "Many pieces are available, so please feel free to invite your friends!"
Sale questions? Contact Dr. Delkamiller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We hope to see you on Sunday, October 9th," Dr. Delkamiller said.
- population-we™ blog post by Becky Bohan Brown
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