managed by Heide Beinhauer
CLaSH is The Association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia, a welfare organisation that was founded in 1989 and is registered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services. CLaSH focuses on early identification, early intervention and early education of children with hearing loss in Namibia. CLaSH is a Namibian service provider with a strong link to the German-Namibian Society (DNG). They serve as account holder, i.e. carrier for CLaSH in Germany and Europe.
At the beginning of 2020, the CLaSH Unit moved into the new building that is supposed to host the CLaSH Early Intervention Centre in future. The Centre is now situated right next to the School for the Deaf in Windhoek. With the amount raised and paid out so far, we will continue to equip our new classroom with interior, books, toys, Montessori materials, etc. We managed to collect funding for the carpets from other sources in the meantime but adding to our various topic boxes is an ongoing and developing project. Each time a specific topic is on the agenda, the topic box is taken out and its content is being scrutinised by the teachers. They then add name cards, picture stories, story books, topic relevant toys and games.
Deaf children need to see in order to learn and internalise concepts. Hence concrete materials are essential. A realistic three-dimensional plastic animal rather than just a photo makes a big difference in Deaf Education.
We express our heart-felt gratitude to all the donors who helped making the CLaSH Pre-School Unit an exceptionally well-equipped Montessori classroom