Art to rescue children with disabilities from becoming totally deaf
08 May 2022 | 5:22 pm
Kenya-based Yvonne Waiyaki uses art as therapy for deaf children. With support and proper follow-up, they are integrated in the community and can achieve as much as their hearing peers.
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