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Masaka - Good Samaritan School for the Deaf & The Kitengeesa Community

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Good Samaritan School for the Deaf & The Kitengeesa Community

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(7 reviews)
Kitengeesa, Masaka , Masaka, Uganda
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Good Samaritan School for the Deaf (GSSD) was established in 1996 by Mr. & Mrs. Nsamba Scovia out of their own house to provide a home and a school for Deaf and disabled children from the neighborhood without any monetary compensation or cost from their families. Over the years, the school has taught over 1,000 students and currently accommodates over 105 who are pursuing nursery, primary and vocational education. Kitengeesa is a small trading centre located southwest of Kampala near Lake Victoria, about 8Km form Masaka city. Its a home for the renowned Kitengeesa Community Library that received International attention in October 2010 when Mike Wooldridge did a special report on it for BBC News. The library is one mile away from GSSD and the trading centre. Many people and children from all the schools around access the library and it has had over 300 International Student visitors/ volunteers who have worked and stayed in the community since its foundation in 1999. The community is also a home for Afri-Pads foundation & factory that employs over 2,000 women and youth from the community in making reusable sanitary pads for teenage girls and women. There are several beautiful sceneries on hilltops, forests, natural water sources, cultural and many other adventurous things. Join us on this tour as we learn more about the Deaf school, the community library, Afri-pads, and the whole community at large. This tour will be guided in International Signs as well as in English!


Meet Infinity Ideas Network

Infinity Ideas Network

At Infinity Ideas Network, we envision to create and make available equal job opportunities for Deaf and Disabled young people for their sustainable social and economic standards of living. WHY DEAF? In Uganda, they are among the most stigmatized people who often live in isolation and are excluded with from their communities, from the education system, healthcare and other vital services. Most times they are hidden away by their families as they consider this as a bad omen. If you would like to contact us then please feel free to send an email to infinityideasnetwork@gmail.com.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Masaka with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Masaka. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

DIANE P.

14 September 2021

Thanks

DIANE P.

10 September 2021

Thanks

Mary B.

23 August 2021

Great to experience a different school in Uganda

J .

08 August 2021

A very special tour that introduces us to the Good Samaritan School for the Deaf that Infinity Ideas Network works with, in skilling and helping hearing impaired youths find employment. There's a lot of background and history to the work at the school and Infinity's social enterprise work that can be shared with travellers. We were introduced to the grounds, some of its inhabitants as well as its founding directors doing the good work. The town around the school Kitengeesa looked very interesting as well, and am excited to see more on future iterations of this tour, including possibly a visit to the Afri-Pads factory perhaps. One of the best tours by Infinity so far. Thank you for showing it to us.

Claudia U.

08 August 2021

I expected more..sorry.


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