Lubumbashi Deaf Schools
In this capital of Katanga province, whose population in forty years has grown from 300,000 to over a million, medical and social services are stretched. Rachel Newby, has co-operated with Congolese Christians to pioneer a number of medical and social services. Supported by MMN, Rachel runs a school for the deaf which is a particularly significant contribution to the Congolese socio-medical infrastructure. This school enables children who would otherwise be on the margins of society due to their deafness to be educated to a high standard and therefore then able to take their place in society. After completing their schooling, they are able to go on to do further training in carpentry and sewing.