The exclusion of deaf children from the Peruvian education system, especially in rural areas, is a serious problem that affects more than 80% of this population. The causes of this exclusion include the lack of accessibility of schools, the lack of resources for inclusive education, and stereotypes about deaf people. Children who do not have access to adequate education are more likely to experience learning delays, drop out of school, and have problems with employment and social integration.
SEÑAS is an app that offers an inclusive learning model for deaf children. The app translates and digitizes educational materials into sign language, which allows deaf children to improve their cognitive, social, and identity skills. The application can also be installed on technological devices for rural areas, which provides genuine equality of learning opportunities.
The beneficiaries are deaf children aged 3 to 12 years old with a socioeconomic level E who live in a rural context. According to the 2017 National Census, there are 232,000 deaf people in Peru, of whom 17,000 are of school age. Of these, 80% live in rural areas. This means that there are approximately 13,600 deaf children in rural areas of Peru. In percentage terms, this represents 60% of the total number of deaf children in Peru.
Inspiration and ideation
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia