Communictaion is an integral part of the services that ULA offers. It was important to get involved in a project where communication was vital to development. Therefore we established the Urban Sky Trust helping the development of Partially Hearing Children in the Eastern Cape.
The Urban Sky Trust'smain objective is to assist in the IMPROVEMENT of the educational facilities and NEEDS for the partially hearing children aswell as EDUCATE the public on the importance of testing the hearing of children at birth in the Eastern Cape.
The Trust works closely with the team of professionals at Greenwood Primary School in Port Elizabeth, the only mainstream educational facility with a Partially Hearing Unit in the Eastern Cape. The Units classes serve hearing-impaired pupils from as young as 3 years old to Grade 7, as well as special class learners who would be unable to cope with the demands in the mainstream of education due to their attendant speech, language and educational problems caused by hearing loss.
The goal is to attend to the hearing-impaired learners special educational needs in small specially equipped and acoustically designed classes. It is envisaged that these learners be re-integrated into the mainstream of education as soon as they have been enabled to cope with their hearing impairment as well as other demands of the normal school syllabus.
To find out more visit www.urbansky.co.za