As part of Flux’s dedication and commitment to giving back to the community, we donate $1.00 from every Flux Card sold to a philanthropic cause. For the month of January, we have chosen to support the Boanerges Deaf Initiative.
In Uganda, deaf people are called "kasiru" which means stupid or fool. The deaf in Uganda are often thought of as curses, taboos, a waste of a life, people without use and are outcasts in their communities. Many deaf children are rejected or abused by their families. They live their lives in isolation. Many of them grow up with no language at all.
Boanerges Deaf Initiative (BDI) is crucial in the lives of Uganda's deaf children. At BDI, the children find not only a place to learn, but a place where they are accepted and cherished. Unlike other schools for the deaf in Uganda, BDI’s school for the deaf does not require their students to pay tuition – simply because there is no one who can or who is willing to pay to educate these deaf children.
Presently, over fifty deaf children are crammed into a makeshift school the size of many American living rooms. Teachers and students make the best of their circumstances by sharing classrooms. The reality is that there are over 250,000 deaf children in Uganda, many of whom have no access to an education. While the heart of BDI is to welcome every deaf child, unfortunately there is not space for even one more child.
A piece of land was donated to BDI several years ago in a village called Semuto. We have a big dream of building a school where we can welcome hundreds of Uganda's deaf children to come and learn.
If you would like to support their fund directly, you can do so here: https://www.youcaring.com/boanerges-deaf-initiative-460813.