Music Projects

Koforidua Unit School for Deaf and Handicapped Children

Making an impact

Koforidua Unit School for Deaf and Handicapped Children, Ghana

The Koforidua Unit School for the Deaf in rural Ghana gives hearing-impaired and handicapped children the opportunity to learn American Sign Language, acquire a trade whereby they may become self-sustaining, and receive an academic and vocational education that will give them an equal footing in society.

The school was keen to start a percussion instrument project using traditional Ghanaian instruments. A Musequality grant has enabled them to buy instruments and pay teachers’ salaries for the first year. The music project has already had a positive impact with improved attendance at the school, greater participation of children who were previously withdrawn, and increased parental involvement at the school.