Study Project

APPLICATION FOR STUDIES PROJECT

 

 

I.                  PERSONAL DETAILS OF APPLICANTS:

 

NAME                                : Wilamwitanda Mutendela Jean Louis “Lucky”

PASSPORT NUMBER      : CO531553

NATIONALITY                   : CONGOLESE

PERMANENT ADDRESS : P.O.Box: 1495, Bujumbura Burundi

TEL                                    : +25779950023

MARITAL STATUS            : Single

DATE OF BIRTH                : 27 July 1979

LANGUAGES                     : English, French, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, 

                                             Lingala,

                                   

II.               DESCRIPTION OF STUDY PROJECT               

 

The applicant plans to study in order to comply with the requirements of BA degree, in Linguistics or/and Deaf culture at Gallaudet University.

 

III.           PURPOSE OF STUDY

 

ü      To acquire more knowledge to be competent to manage a Deaf Organization.

ü      To familiarize with Deaf World and Deaf Community and American Sign Language

ü      To pursue my passion to work in the field of Deafness and to serve Deaf people

 

IV.             DURATION OF STUDY

Four years including internship each year.

 

V.                PLACE OF STUDY

 

Gallaudet University, Washington DC, United States of America

 

VI.             REASON FOR THE PLACE

Why do I choose Gallaudet? Because it really fits in me. The academic programs, location, size, campus culture, technology resources, and career-oriented are excelled at Gallaudet University. There is a barrier-free and Sign Language communication environment. The communication environment at Gallaudet gives Deaf and hearing students freedom to focus on the joy and business of learning and to engage in a high degree of interaction with classmates and professors, both in and out of the classroom. It is also140 year-old international reputation as the premier university for undergraduate students who are Deaf or hearing needing to work in Deaf community. Most importantly the interaction with the Deaf Community.

 

VII.         CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSIONS

 

For this specific study, an applicant needs to have the following see: (http://oips.gallaudet.edu/newsletter01/StudentGuidelines.htm)

 

v     INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REGISTRATION and IMMIGRATION HOLD

v     COURSE AUDIT POLICIES

v     FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS REGULATIONS

v     PROGRAM EXTENSION POLICY

v     COURSE GRADES POLICY

v     ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

This applicant complies with the requirements as far as entry levels are concerned.

This applicant also declares himself committed and agree to comply with all the rules and regulations of Gallaudet University.

 

VIII.      AGREEMENT

 

The applicant hereby agrees to meet all the conditions of the sponsor and states that an effort will be done to meet the outcome and requirements of the qualification.

The applicant also commits to update the sponsor with a monthly report on his progress at the University.

 

 

IX.             BUDGET FOR STUDY PROJECT (IN US Dollars)

 

ITEMS

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Visa costs

431

431

431

431

Traveling costs

4000

4000

4000

4000

Tuition

10,850

10,850

10,850

10,850

Unit free

138

138

138

138

Room

2,650

2,650

2,650

2,650

Board

2,020

2,020

2,020

2,020

Health Insurance Fee

1,698

1,698

1,698

1,698

Health Service Fee

50

50

50

50

Undergraduate Application fee

50

50

50

50

Undergraduate Admission fee

50

50

50

50

Under Graduate New Student Orientation Fee

50

50

50

50

First Year Seminar Fee

10

10

10

10

Graduate Application Fee

 

 

 

 

Graduate Admission Fee

 

 

 

 

Graduate School Fee

 

 

 

 

Graduate Continuous Enrollment Fee

 

 

 

 

Master’s thesis Fee

350

350

350

350

Each additional Thesis Copies

75

75

75

75

Graduate Dissertation Fee

75

75

75

75

Each Additional Dissertation Copy

75

75

75

75

English Language Institutes New Student Orientation Fee

 

 

 

 

Registration Fee

10

10

10

10

Room Deposit

200

200

200

200

Parking Fee

 

 

 

 

Book, Supplies, and Class Materials Fee

500

500

500

500

Late Registration Fee

 

 

 

 

Add/Drop Fee

 

 

 

 

Graduation Fee

 

 

 

 

Meals

2,095

2,095

2,095

2,095

Lap Top with internet facility

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

Clothes and Toiletery

2400

2400

2400

2400

Pocket money

3600

3600

3600

3600

TOTAL

32,377

32,377

32,377

32,377

10%

3238

3238

3238

3238

Great TOTAL

35,615

31,215

31,215

31,215

 

*This budget may change, and the applicant should apply for the university scholarship after one year, this may reduce the budget by the following year.

 

 

X.                CONCLUSION

 

After accomplishing my studies,

-          I will be self sustainable and able to serve the Deaf community in Africa and wherever in the World a good service that will lead them to a brighter life full with potentiality and self esteem. I will be able to start a project in Central Africa, especially in Great Lake Countries (DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi). But my first target is Burundi where Deaf people have been victims of war and other conflicts. My service will enable them to self dependence and to improving their quality of life. My skills in all the languages (see my CV) of the Great Region Countries is a big asset.

-          I will use my knowledge to boost the activities of Africa Contact Group and to work towards their vision and Missions.

-          I will support the activities of the sposnsors and work in any place they would judge benefit for me and for the Deaf people.

-          Most importantly I will carry out the project below:

 

 

TITLE

 

DEAF YOUTH ASSSOCIATION IN BURUNDI.

(DeafYBU)

Email: DeafYBU@gmail.com

Web: www.DeafYBU.weebly.com

Tel: + (257)79-950023

 

 

 

 

PILOT PROJECT  : IN BUJUMBURA

 

 

 

DURATION            : LONG TERM PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

 

 

Project Leader                     : Mr WILAMWITANDA MUTENDELA

                                                JEAN LOUIS “LUCKY”

 

                                                Email: jlouismutendela@gmail.com

 

1. FEEDBACK ON INTERNSHIP

 

After four years at Gallaudet University in Deaf Studies and after a year of practical studies under the guidance and supervision of DeafNET, Centre of Knowledge at a famous African and South African Deaf School, herewith the National Institute for the Deaf, located in Worcester; South Africa; that has been endorsed by a one-month internship in a care farm under the auspice of Odion in Middenbeemster, Netherlands; and sanctioned with a certificate; it is time now to practise what we have studied. DCSA, a division of the National Institute for the Deaf, is responsible for the training of Deaf Youth. I was privileged to participate into their programs, to gather knowledge, which I have to disseminate in Burundi for the benefit of the young Deaf. I have acquired Managerial and Leadership skills from DeafNET. I am going to use these skills to manage properly and effectively the association.

 

2. NEEDS ANALYSIS

 

Youth is a middle age between childhood and adulthood. This age between 18 and 35 is very crucial for it is the moment when a person (woman or man) builds up his (her) future right or wrong. The saying “Youth is the future of the Nation” may be true only when young people are aware of the heavy responsibility they are carrying, act responsibly and the world emphasises on the importance for youth development programmes to take into account the different needs of young women and men, so that all young people are given the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

 

 

Burundi is a small country located in Central Africa with an area of 27,816 sq km (10,740 sq miles), it shares borders with DRC, Rwanda and Tanzania. The country is very poor and depends on Coffee that is the nation's biggest revenue earner with 78% of all exported goods. Other agriculture products include cotton, tea, maize, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas (of which Burundi is one of the world's ten largest producers), manioc (tapioca); beef, milk, and hides. This country counts a huge number of Young Deaf. Most of them cannot read, having had no opportunity to go to School. They really do not know what is going on in the real world. They are obviously not among those youth who are supposed to build a new nation. Some Deaf went to Johnson’s school (a Deaf Primary Level School in Bujumbura), but end up in the street, having no qualifications to compete with hearing persons or just having not a chance to compete and prove their capabilities.

 

3. PROJECT GOAL

 

While we believe that Deaf Youth, when properly trained will be useful is assisting both Young and Adult Deaf people, and can participate in developing the country, we came up with the following solution:

To establish a Deaf Youth Association in Burundi, with pilot project in Bujumbura. This Association will have the following vision and missions:

 

4. PROJECT VISION

 

To improve the living conditions of Deaf Youth in Burundi and to equip them with necessary tools to lead a healthy and balanced life and to participate in the development of the Deaf Community in their country.

 

 

 

 

 

5. MISSIONS

 

-         To identify all the Deaf people aged 18-35 and to include them into the project.

-         To facilitate occupational training opportunity for the identified Deaf and to find and create jobs.

-         To work closely with Deaf people, while they are taking the front, to develop an access for them in all the services.

-         To inform the public and create awareness among all the population regarding Deafness by means of media, newspapers, churches and community organizations

-         To lobby and advocate the Deaf interests to the local authority based on the article 22 of Burundi constitution on fundamental rights on individuals and citizens and the UN convention on people with disability.

-         Together with the Burundi National Association for the Deaf to develop and maintain a uniform Burundi Sign Language in all the country and to train parents and community in Sign language and Deaf Culture.

 

 

 

6. STRATEGIES

 

Creating DeafYBU
Establish the Association; get it recognised by the Government, have an equipped office and launch activities.

 

Identifying Deaf Youth
For the time, we will need ten young, 5 boys and 5 girls to give them appropriate training.

 

Cooperating with families
Getting support from the parents of 10 Deaf young chosen.  Regularly meeting with them to work closely toward our vision.

 

Collaboration with existing Deaf Association
-         Visit and collaborate with The National Deaf Association in Burundi

-         Visit and cooperate with Johnson school

-         Visit and cooperate with Ephphata Gitega

 

Collaborating with Regional Deaf Associations
-         Send a letter to Africa Contact Group (Central region) to inform them about our existence

-         Send a letter to Rwanda Deaf Association to inform them.

-         Send a letter to Uvira (DRC) Association for the Deaf to inform them.

-         Send a letter to Tanzania Deaf Association.

 

Promotion and Awareness campaign
-         Send letters to all the embassies to inform about our existence

-         Send letters to all NGOs (local or international) with the same purpose

-         Send letters to all religion structures

-         Send letters to the Government structures

-         Distribute brochures about Deafness to all the people

-         Get support from religions to inform people about Deafness

-         Organise a television show about Deafness (with an interpreter for the Deaf to follow)

 

 

Involvement in Youth development programs
-         Take part in fighting poverty

-         Take part in fighting against HIV/AIDS

-         Reproductive health

-         Make Deaf Youth attend Scout’s activities

-         Self developing programs

-         Sports and local and national competition

-         Picnics, banquets and leisure activities

 

Training
a. Training of Deaf Youth

-         Computer training (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet)

-         Language (English)

-         Training in Deaf Culture to be conducted by a Deaf person

b. Training of parents and other community

- Deaf Culture, to be conducted by a Deaf person

- Sign Language, to be conducted by a Deaf person

 

7. GOALS TO ACHIEVE

 

1 YEAR

The 10 Students will have knowledge in Computer and in English, then we will send them to South Africa to study for one year. We are going to request the National Institute for the Deaf (DCSA) to assist us.

We will need them to enrol in the train the trainers programs in:

 

-         Administration

-         Teaching

-         Handicraft

-         Manicure and pedicure and beautification

-         Cookery

-         Deaf Christian Missionary Africa

 

2 YEARS

The students will be back and ready to work, then we will create employment for them as per the discipline they are skilled in:

 

      Those who have been trained in Administration will work with us in Administration department.

      The teachers will work in the school, first we’ll start with ABET classes and then develop later.

      The others from handicraft will train other Deaf youth willingly to work in the domain.

      We will open a beauty care where those who have studied manicure and pedicure will work.

      We will open a restaurant, and the Deaf people who will study cooking will work in.

 

5 YEARS

 

      We will establish a school for the Deaf

      We will create a Mental Health Service

      Establishment of a protected world workshops and group homes for Deaf adults with multiple disabilities and psychiatric problems.

 

 

 

8. GENERATING REVENUE ACTIVITIES

 

      We will organise a Deaf beauty contest in Bujumbura

      We will have Poultry and agricultural activities

 

 

 

 

 



 




 







 












 

 

 

 




 

 

 






 

 

 

 


 


 



 



 

 

 

 



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