This is a list of the best sign language schools in Kenya. The list focuses on accredited institutions that offer sign language courses that prepare students and equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to communicate with the deaf.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best sign language schools in Kenya.
1. Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE)
KISE is a semi-autonomous government agency of the Ministry of Education. It offers a certificate course in Kenyan sign language. Those applying for the course should have a minimum KCSE grade of D+ or its equivalent.
Location: Off Kasarani- Mwiki Road, Nairobi.
Contact: 0724 269 505, 020 800 7977.
2. St Paul’s University
The university offers a Diploma in Kenyan sign language interpretation course that prepares students to communicate with and interpret for persons who are deaf.
Contact: 0728 669 000, 0736 424 440.
3. Rifkins College
Rifkins College offers a Certificate in Kenyan sign language course. The course offered covers KSL theory, KSL grammar, KSL fingerspelling skills, challenges of interpretation, interpretation programmes, KSL expression and observation skills.
Contact: 0715 043 739.
4. Horizon Sign Language Training Centre
The centre is committed to offering quality, competitive and affordable basic and advanced Kenyan sign language training to two identified groups. One is providers of key basic services to enhance effective service delivery for the marginalised deaf. The 2nd group is interested members of the general public to bridge the communication gap evidenced daily.
Location: Along Tubman/Biashara Street, Nairobi.
Contact: 0716 530 549, 0799 030 547.
5. Pinnacle Institute for Sign Language & Disability Access
The institute offers a Diploma in Kenyan sign language interpretation course aimed at providing professional knowledge and skills of sign language interpretation.
Location: Tom Mboya Street, Gatakaini House, Nairobi.
Contact: 0718 420 900.
6. Sign Language Resource Centre
The centre provides sign language training to deaf children at home, private and public institutions to promote accessibility of services, regular primary schools as an extra-curriculum program and families that have deaf people.
Location: 5th Floor, Suite 5C, TRV Plaza, Nairobi.
Contact: 0713 955 988.
7. Karen Technical Training Institute For The Deaf
It is a public tertiary institution that offers advanced, intermediate and elementary certificates in communication and sign language courses.
Location: Karen Road, Karen.
Contact: 0722 677 859.
8. ACK Language & Orientation School
The school offers sign language courses using international conventions with flexible learning programmes to suit the convenience of students.
Location: Bishops Road, Opposite NSSF Building, Nairobi.
Contact: 0718 233 085, 020 272 1893.
9. Institute Of Sign Language
It is registered and accredited by TVET and NITA to offer professional sign language training courses. It offers part-time, virtual and full-time basic and advanced sign language courses.
Location: Information House, Opposite Afya Centre, Nairobi.
Contact: 0710 924 026, 0729 438 815.
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