St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf is a private Catholic School founded in 2017 by Rannah Evetts. We are here to promote the education and welfare of the Deaf in the West Nile region. Most importantly we are here to fulfill a deeper meaning behind Christ’s “Eph’phatha” in Mark’s Gospel:
“.. and looking up to heaven, he [Jesus] sighed, and said to him, “Eph’phatha,” that is, “be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released and he spoke plainly.” Mark 7:34
Servants, as He opens them up to His language of love and mercy.
The Deaf are often outcasts in Ugandan society; isolated, deprived of their rights, and looked down upon by hearing people. They are more exposed to being raped, abused, and neglected by society. They are often thought of as stupid, cursed, and some parents still think it is a waste of money to send them to school.
Our goal every day is giving children the opportunity, through sign language, to be opened to the Word of God, opened to a life of prayer, the understanding of Truth, reception of the Sacraments, and opened to a spiritual education that empowers our students with a life of opportunities.
We are here to provide quality education and give our Deaf students the most precious thing in this world: